Dan Aykroyd and Chevy Chase have joined the cast of “Zombie Town,” a teen mystery romance adapted from the R.L. Stine book of the same name. The book is about small-town 12-year-olds Mike and Karen. On a night they go to see a film called “Zombie Town,” all of the sudden the title characters leap off of the screen and chase them through the theater. Before they know it, the whole town is becoming zombies and it is up to the 2 teens to save them.
This indie adaptation of “Zombie Town” is filming in Ontario, Canada. It currently stars Marlon Kazadi and Madi Monroe as the two teen leads, alongside Henry Czerny. As well as cast members of the Canadian comedy “Kids in the Hall” Scott Thompson and Bruce McCulloch. Canadian animator Peter Lepeniotis is directing, and I think we are seeing a theme here.
Trimuse Entertainment, Toonz Media Group, Lookout Entertainment, Viva Pictures, and Kim Coates (“Sons of Anarchy”) are all attached as executive producers.
“We are delighted to bring the pages of R.L. Stine’s Zombie Town to the screen and equally thrilled to be working with such an exceptional cast and crew on this production. A three-time Nickelodeon Kids Choice Award winner with book sales of over $500 million, R.L. Stine has a phenomenal track record of crafting stories that engage and entertain audiences,” founder of Trimuse Entertainment John Gillespie said.
Not only does the author have decades of terrifying kids under his belt, but he is also a 3-time winner of the R. L. Stine Creative Writing Award winner.
“Zombie Town” is set to premiere in U.S. theaters before streaming on Hulu and then ABC Australia in 2023. Stay tuned to Nerdbot for more updates on this and other news.