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Zombies? Comedy? Alan Tudyk? Ok!
Alan Tudyk, known to many for his portrayal of Wash in the TV series Firefly and the post-cancellation movie Serenity is about to enjoy some more horror comedy. Tudyk was last seen in the horror comedy Tucker & Dale vs. Evil - at least, if you caught it at Sundance or other film festivals - and will continue this trend with First Platoon, a zombie comedy with Tudyk playing "Rock Brannigan," leader a group of zombie hunters in the apocalyptic southwest.
Joining Tudyk are Arron Shiver (The Book of Eli) as "Pete Davis" and newcomer Jennifer Skyler as "Molly Mcguire" with Malcolm McDowell (Clockwork Orange) as "Rex Necro," Sid Haig (Night of the Living Dead 3D) as "Pa Jericho," and John Kassir as "Burke." Skyler, Shiver and Tudyk will undergo military training from Capt. Dale Dye (military consultant on Band of Brothers), which seems a little extreme for a zombie comedy, »
The 66-year-old English veteran's long list of credits include Rob Zombie's 2007 remake of Halloween and its 2009 sequel Halloween II, and most recently the post-apocalyptic The Book of Eli starring Denzel Washington and released in January.
Sid Haig is also on board. The 70-year-old has had numerous TV roles and also appeared in several Rob Zombie films - as a cemetery caretaker in the Halloween remake and as killer clown Captain Spaulding in House of 1000 Corpses, its sequel The Devil's Rejects and animated The Haunted World of El Superbeasto.
Las Vegas writer/director Chris Gabriel will be shooting the picture, from his original screenplay, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, this spring and summer.
First Earth Films and Laughing Jack Entertainment, both based in Las Vegas are producing the feature, whose »
- David Bentley
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