Alan Tudyk to Kill Zombies in First Platoon
06.04.10 by Ryan
Alan Tudyk, best known for playing Wash in Serenity, is becoming quite the go-to actor for comedy-horror movies. Tudyk recently appeared in Sundance selection Tucker & Dale vs. Evil, about two hillbillies (Tudyk and Tyler Labine) mistaken for murderous psychopaths (and still, surprisingly, lacking a distribution deal). He also just joined the zombie comedy First Platoon.
While the movie is billed as a comedy, First Platoon looks like it might be trying for some decent action, as well. Tudyk and his group of zombie hunters will undergo military training from Band of Brothers military consultant and actor Capt. Dale Dye.
First Platoon, currently scheduled for a Spring or Summer 2011 release, is already hard at work finding zombies, according to its official Twitter page:
Casting zombies all day today and tomorrow. So many undead, so little time.
Newswire reports that Tudyk will star as Rock Brannigan, the leader of a "ragtag squad of zombie hunters in the post-apocalyptic Southwest." Written and directed by newcomer Chris Gabriel, First Platoon also stars Arron Shiver, John Kassir, along with horror movie legends Sid Haig and Malcolm McDowell.