I’m just not sure the horror genre needs another “hip” comedy that calls out all the clichés and contrivances. It’s not every day you get a film like Leslie Vernon that actually understands the genre well enough to send it up with a straight face. The jury’s still out on the upcoming Tucker and Dale vs. Evil, but we’ve got a bit of casting news to report on while we wait and see how this horror comedy measures up.
The film will star Alan Tudyk (Serenity) and Tyler Labine (TV’s “Reaper”) as a redneck duo mistaken for a pair of psychotic killers by a group of hapless teens partying on the lake where our titular characters have inherited a dilapidated cabin. Wackiness and mayhem ensue.
Tucker and Dale vs. Evil is directed by Eli Craig from a screenplay acknowledged as one of the industry’s best unproduced scripts by Craig and Morgan Jurgenson. Craig and Jurgenson met while attending the USC School of Cinema and co-wrote the script after graduation. Craig is the writer/director of the award-winning short film “The Tao of Pong”.
Tucker and Dale vs. Evil is produced by Eden Rock Media, Kintop/Reliance L.P., Urban Island, and Looby Lou. The producers are Deepak Nayar, Morgan Jurgenson, Albert Klychak, and Rosanne Milliken. The executive producers are Thomas Augsberger and Mark Ryan. Foreign sales will be handled by Nicolas Chartier’s Voltage Pictures. Sony UK has pre-bought UK rights, and Andre Boissier’s Revolutionary Media has acquired rights for Eastern Europe.
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