Dan Aykroyd, Chevy Chase Star in ‘Zombie Town’ From R.L. Stine – The Hollywood Reporter


Dan Aykroyd and Chevy Chase have entered Zombie Town, a thriller teen romancer primarily based on creator R.L. Stine’s guide of the identical identify.

The indie, now capturing in Ontario, additionally stars Henry Czerny and co-teen leads Marlon Kazadi and Madi Monroe. The ensemble solid contains Scott Thompson and Bruce McCulloch of the Canadian comedy present Kids in the Hall.

Canadian animator Peter Lepeniotis will direct Zombie Town. In the variation of Stine’s child’s guide, a quiet city is upended when younger Mike and his good friend Amy watch a horror film referred to as Zombie Town and unexpectedly see the title characters leap off the display and chase them by way of the theater.

Zombie Town will premiere in U.S. theaters earlier than streaming on Hulu after which ABC Australia in 2023.

“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,” John Gillespie, Trimuse Entertainment founder and govt producer, stated in a press release.

Executive producers are Trimuse Entertainment, Toonz Media Group, Lookout Entertainment, Viva Pictures and Sons of Anarchy actor Kim Coates.  

Paco Alvarez and Mark Holdom of Trimuse negotiated the deal to amass the rights to Stine’s Zombie Town guide.

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