Dan Aykroyd and Chevy Chase have joined the cast of Zombie Town, an upcoming film adaptation of R.L. Stine’s book of the same name.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Zombie Town stars Marlon Kazadi and Madi Monroe as Mike and Amy, who see the horror film Zombie Town in theaters and end up being chased by the movie’s monsters, who jump out of the screen to terrorize them. No word on Aykroyd and Chase’s roles, but Henry Czerny, Scott Thompson, and Bruce McCulloch round out the cast.
Canadian animator Peter Lepeniotis will direct Zombie Town, which will premiere in US theaters and then stream on Hulu and ABC Australia in 2023. The film is executive produced by Trimuse Entertainment, Toonz Media Group, Lookout Entertainment, Viva Pictures, and Kim Coates. In a statement, Trimuse Entertainment Founder John Gillespie shared:
“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.”
Known as the “Stephen King of children’s literature,” R.L. Stine famously authored the Goosebumps book series that inspired a television anthology series, two film adaptations, and numerous video games and comic books. Revisit our ranking of the original Goosebumps books here.