Dan Aykroyd and Chevy Chase have arrived Zombie Citya mysterious teen novel based on the book of the same name by author RL Stine.
The indie, now being shot in Ontario, also stars with Henry Czerny and co-teen with Marlon Kazadi and Madi Monroe. The ensemble cast includes Scott Thompson and Bruce McCulloch of the Canadian comedy show Children in the hall.
Canadian animator Peter Lepeniotis to direct Zombie city. In Stine’s children’s book, a quiet town is turned upside down when 12-year-old Mike and his girlfriend Karen see a horror movie called Zombie City and unexpectedly see the title characters jump off the screen and chase them around the theater.
Zombie City will premiere in US theaters before streaming on Hulu in 2023 and then on ABC Australia.
“We are delighted to open the pages of RL Stine’s Zombie City to the screen and equally excited to work with such an exceptional cast and crew on this production. RL Stine, a three-time winner of the Nickelodeon Kids Choice Award with book sales exceeding $500 million, has a phenomenal track record of crafting stories that captivate and entertain audiences,” said John Gillespie, founder and executive producer of Trimuse Entertainment, in a statement.
Executive producers include Trimuse Entertainment, Toonz Media Group, Lookout Entertainment, Viva Pictures and Sons of Lawlessness actor Kim Coates.
Paco Alvarez and Mark Holdom of Trimuse have negotiated the deal to acquire the rights to Stine’s Zombie City book.