Patton Oswalt & Bob Odenkirk in Sci-Fi Horror Mash-Up 'Kitchen Sink'
by Ethan Anderton
August 20, 2013
Over two years ago, it was thought that Jonah Hill would make his directorial debut with a genre mash-up called Kitchen Sink. Instead, it will be Robbie Pickering (Natural Selection) at the helm of the story which takes place in Dilford, a town where vampires are at the top of the social order, zombies are at the bottom, and the humans were in the middle. But this order is thrown into upheaval as an alien race begins to invade, and a high school-aged vampire, zombie and human as have to try to save their town. Basically the coming-of-age tale has everything but the kitchen sink, and that's where the title comes from. Now comedians Patton Oswalt and Bob Odenkirk have joined the cast of the interesting film. More below!
The script from Oren Uziel appeared on the 2010 Black List and Sony's Matt Tolmach picked up the script as one of his first projects after leaving his executive role at Sony to become a producer again. Here's what Tolmach had to say about the project back in 2011:
"I love high school movies, and sparked to the authenticity of these characters. It's more in the spirit of 'The Breakfast Club' than anything, but you get an idea of the title in an early scene where two kids are running from zombies. Those zombies suddenly are attacked by vampires. Just when they are all facing off, there's a bright light overhead. You realize the aliens have landed and these groups have to band together, suppress the urge to kill each other, and it becomes thematically the enemy of my enemy is my friend. That makes it different than your usual zombie, vampire, or alien movie."
Oswalt and Odenkirk are the latest additions according to Deadline along with character actor Ian Roberts, who has been seen in Step Brothers and Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, and TV shows like "Arrested Development." Otherwise the cast already includes Nicholas Braun, Mackenzie Davis, Joan Cusack, Keegan-Michael Key, Ed Westwick, Vanessa Hudgens, Denis Leary and newcomer Josh Fadem. Production is just now beginning in Los Angeles, and this has the potential to be another surprising genre mash-up comedy like This is The End. We wish the cast had some more big names, but there's some great comedic talent here, so hopefully they can all come together for an entertaining flick.