Alan Tudyk Leading the Indie Zombie Comedy 'First Platoon'

June 3, 2010
Source: Bloody-Disgusting

Alan Tudyk

It's almost a guarantee that at any moment, a new zombie movie is the works, like this. Bloody-Disgusting has learned that cult favorite actor Alan Tudyk (last seen in Tucker & Dale vs Evil, Death at a Funeral, and on "Dollhouse") is the latest to join a great cast for an indie zombie comedy being put together called First Platoon. Written and directed by Chris Gabriel, First Platoon is about a ragtag squad of zombie hunters in the post apocalyptic Southwest. The film is an "homage to a genre virtually created by George Romero," and stays true to the classic zombie lore, while offering a fast moving adventure with plenty of hilarity. Read on!

Tudyk will lead the squad of zombie hunters and will play a character named "Rock Brannigan." The rest of the First Platoon contains: Malcolm McDowell (Halloween) as "Rex Necro", Sid Haig (House of 1000 Corpses) as "Pa Jericho", John Kassir (The Straun House) as "Burke", Arron Shiver (The Book of Eli) as "Pete Davis", and newcomer Jennifer Skyler as "Molly Mcguire." Shooting is set to begin this summer in Albuquerque, with an expected release sometime early next year. This seems like it's one of those awesome indie horror comedies that could turn out great, especially with the cast they have. Stay tuned for updates!

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Reader Feedback - 8 Comments


sounds good. But where the hell is "Tucker and Dale Vs. Evil"? I want it now!

Xerxex on Jun 3, 2010


Still havent seen Tucker & Dale vs Evil, but this seems funny.

Daniel Felts on Jun 3, 2010


Combining two of my biggest loves- zombies and Alan Tudyk. I can't wait.

Craig on Jun 3, 2010


zombie hunters in a post apocalyptic world?.......hell yea! and - i'm really interested to see what kind of character MM plays.

beavis on Jun 3, 2010



Toucmyinfection on Jun 3, 2010


Yeah this one sounds to be a new classic, cant wait

Jimmy Love on Jun 3, 2010


Fuck, I'm writing a script that sounds similar to, goddammit!!!!!

The_Kid on Jun 3, 2010


Oh wow, I can't wait. Alan Tudyk AND zombies in the same movie? That's fricking awesome! Hope it gets an R rating.

Demtor on Jun 4, 2010

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