Vampires, Werewolves and Zombies Together On the Big Screen!
It looks like we’re getting another vampire movie, but this time it’ll have werewolves and zombies as well. Not only that, but the brilliant minds of DreamWorks Animation are behind the project. A real quick refresher - DreamWorks are the ones responsible for the amazing Shrek, Madagascar, Over the Hedge and a handful of more insanely popular children’s movies.
This new film is an adaptation of the horror comedy novel Gil’s All Fright Diner by A. Lee Martinez. The company has left Ethan Reiff and Cyrus Voris with the writing duties - the writers behind Kung Fu Panda.
After reading about the book the little kid in me squealed with joy at the idea of a vampire/werewolf/zombie cartoon made by one of the biggest animators in the business. It will no doubt be creepy and hilarious all at once.
Check out the book’s description…
“Two friends–Earl (as in the Earl of Vampires) and Duke (as in the Duke of Werewolves)–are driving along one evening when their truck runs out of gas. They wind up at an all-night diner in Rockwood, a small desert town that has a bit of a zombie problem. They help Loretta, the diner's owner/cook, fend off the zombies that are drawn to her eatery. Impressed, she asks the two to stay on and help her take care of some other supernatural problems in the town and to learn who is raising the ghouls. Duke and Earl discover that Tammy (also known as Mistress Lilith, Queen of the Night) and her loyal but dumb boyfriend are plotting to end the world in order to resurrect the old gods. Similar in style and humor to the work of Douglas Adams and Joe R. Lansdale, and Shaun of the Dead, this comic horror-fantasy is packed with warped humor and action.”
No news yet on when this movie will begin production.