I always wondered what would happen if you'd throw a space pilot pirate wannabe in a dilapidated shack with a technology-humping soul catcher. Apparently, it will make college kids think the poor saps are dangerous killers.

The Hollywood Reporter posts that Alan Tudyk (Serenity, Dodgeball) and Tyler Labine (Control Alt Delete, Reaper) have signed on to star in a new indie horror comedy called Tucker and Dale vs. Evil. The brainchild of writer/director Eli Craig (who also happens to be Sally Field's son), the film centers on Tucker (Tudyk) and Dale (Labine), "two good-natured hillbillies mistakenly accused of being psycho killers by a group of college kids camping at the same lake where the hillbillies have just acquired a dilapidated cabin as their 'summer home.'" Where the horror fits in is anyone's guess.

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(Kyle XY) blogged last month about the project and writes: "The movie is a horror/comedy ... kinda like Shaun of the Dead" -- well, first she compared it to Dawn of the Dead, until a reader wondered how that was funny -- so that doesn't really help suss out the horror. Since the movie is shooting in Calgary, Alberta, much of the cast is composed with Canadian actors, topped with the clueless Cerie from 30 Rock -- Katrina Bowden.

Whatever this strange project is, Tudyk in a horror comedy sounds good to me, especially if he does turn out to be a killer and channels some of that Dollhouse creepiness.
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