In Tucker & Dale Vs. Evil, available on Magnolia On-Demand and in select theaters starting September 30th, two lovable hillbillies (played by Tyler Labine and Alan Tudyk) head to their fixer-upper vacation cabin to drink some beer and have a good time. Once there, they cross paths with a group of preppy college kids who mistake them for chainsaw-wielding killers, and what was supposed to be some relaxing time away, quickly takes a bloody and hilarious turn for the worse.
At the film’s press day, actor Tyler Labine spoke with Collider for this exclusive interview about signing on for Dale so early on that they went through a whole list of actors (including Johnny Knoxville and Dane Cook) looking for the right Tucker, making sure the tone of the horror comedy was right on, playing everything for the reality of the situation in the hopes that the comedy would come through, the challenges of being covered in blood from dawn to dusk, and how he would love to return to the role of Dale for a sequel. He also talked about playing the title role in the independent feature Lumpy, and a new show called Guidance, that he’ll be producing (along with Ryan Reynolds and Allan Loeb) and starring in for Fox. Check out what he had to say after the jump:
Tucker & Dale Vs. Evil, available on Magnolia On-Demand and in select theaters starting September 30th, is a hilariously gory comedy about two lovable redneck best friends on vacation at their run-down mountain house, who are mistaken for murderous hillbillies by a group of preppy college kids that end up dying, one by one. While Tucker (Alan Tudyk) and Dale (Tyler Labine) try to lend the students a hand, the misunderstanding grows and the body count gets uncontrollably higher and higher.
At the film’s press day, actor Alan Tudyk spoke with Collider for this exclusive interview about making sure he and first-time feature writer/director Eli Craig were on the same page with how to handle the film’s tone, how easy the friendship came between him and co-star Tyler Labine, and that hanging upside for the film was actually really painful. He also talked about how his Stephen Douglas in Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter is different from the actual historical figure and that the changes from the book were necessary to make the film more active, that he loves working with Joss Whedon (they did Firefly and Dollhouse together) because he’s daring and different and challenges him as an actor, why he was drawn to the new ABC comedy Suburgatory (premiering on September 28th), and what he enjoys about doing voice-over work, including the upcoming MTV series Good Vibes. Check out what he has to say after the jump:
We’ve got a couple new posters to share with you today. First up, the one-sheet for William Friedkin’s (The Exorcist) black comedy Killer Joe has been unveiled. The film centers on a brother and sister (Emile Hirsch and Juno Temple) who hire a contract killer (Matthew McConaughey) to kill their mother in order to get the pay out from her life insurance policy. The cast for Killer Joe also includes Thomas Haden Church and Gina Gershon. The film will be featured at the upcoming Toronto Film Festival.
Also, we’ve got a new poster for Tucker & Dale vs. Evil. The horror comedy centers on a couple of rednecks who are mistaken for murderous hillbillies by a group of college kids. Things quickly go awry when they try to lend a hand to a girl who becomes separated from the group. Tucker & Dale vs. Evil stars Alan Tudyk, Tyler Labine, and Katrina Bowden, and is currently available VOD with a theatrical release September 30th. Hit the jump to check out the posters.
Magnet Releasing announced today via press release that it has acquired domestic distribution rights to the horror/comedy Tucker & Dale vs. Evil. Starring Alan Tudyk, Tyler Labine, and Katrina Bowden, the film features a continuously rising body count that derives from the misconception that Tucker and Dale (Tudyk and Labine) are backwoods murderous creeps ala Deliverance. The film debuted at Sundance all the way back in 2010 at which point Steve conducted video interviews with both Tudyk and Labine. You can click here and here to check out each of those sit-downs and click here to take in three clips from the film. Per the announcement, Magnet plans to release the pic on VOD platforms on August 26th and theatrically on September 30th.
Hit the jump to for the full press release and a makeshift trailer for director Eli Craig’s Tucker & Dale vs. Evil.
At last week’s Sundance Film Festival, I had the opportunity to speak with Alan Tudyk for his new movie Tucker & Dale vs. Evil – which premiered at the Festival to great reviews. Starring Tudyk and Tyler Labine, Tucker & Dale is about two Virginian hillbillies that get mistaken for killers by kids on spring break. Trust me, it’s a very funny movie and one you should be excited to see.
During the interview we talked about being at Sundance, his reaction to seeing the movie for the first time, PG Porn (watch his episode here), his next movie Beautiful Boy (which stars Moon Bloodgood, Michael Sheen, and Maria Bello) and we talked about being on ABC’s V. If you’re a fan of Alan Tudyk, you’ll love the interview:
Another of the many films that premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival was the horror/comedy Tucker & Dale vs. Evil. Starring Alan Tudyk and Tyler Labine, Tucker & Dale is about two Virginian hillbillies that get mistaken for killers by kids on spring break. Trust me, it’s a very funny movie and one you should be excited to see. And if you look around the net, you’ll notice almost all the reviews were great and I’m pretty sure someone will be buy the film for distribution.
Anyway, I managed to get some time with Tyler Labine (who you may know from the CW’s Reaper) and we talked about how the film came together, what the film is about and his character, what it’s really like to be at Sundance, his new FOX show Sons of Tucson, and a lot more. So hit the jump and check out the interview:
With Sundance getting ready to start next week, we’ve been given some clips from director Eli Craig’s Tucker & Dale vs. Evil – which stars Alan Tudyk, Tyler Labine Labine and Katrina Bowden.
The film is part of the “Park City at Midnight” category. Here’s the short synopsis:
Two West Virginian hillbillies go on vacation at their dilapidated mountain cabin, but their peaceful trip goes horribly awry.
I’ve heard good things about the film, but we’ll all know if the positive buzz is true next week. Until then, check out the clips after the jump…along with a better synopsis:
Along with the images from 7 Days, Frozen, HIGH School, and Splice, we also have new images today from The Perfect Host starring David Hyde Pierce, Tucker & Dale vs. Evil starring Alan Tudyk and Tyler Labine, and The Violent Kind. All these films will be premiering at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival in the “Park City at Midnight” category. The films that play in this category may not have the most prestige among the films at the festival, but they may end up being some of the most fun. Judging from the images, I particularly think Dale & Tucker vs. Evil could be a blast. Hit the jump to check out images and synopses for the three films.
The 2010 Sundance Film Festival runs from January 21-31st.