Alan has signed on to lead the cast of zombie comedy First Platoon as ‘Rock Brannigan,’ leader of a ragtag squad of zombie hunters in the post apocalyptic Southwest.
Along with squad members Arron Shiver and Jennifer Skyler, Alan will undergo military style desert training with Capt Dale Dye, accomplished actor and military advisor on Band of Brothers, Saving Private Ryan, The Pacific and more, before filming begins.
Joining him in the cast are Malcolm McDowell as ‘Rex Necro,’ Sid Haig as ‘Pa Jericho,’ John Kassir as ‘Burke,’ while Arron Shiver and newcomer Jennifer Skyler round out the zombie hunting team of ‘Rock Brannigan,’ ‘Molly McGuire,’ and ‘Pete Davis.’
Writer/director Chris Gabriel has previously teamed up with First Earth Films on “S4”, an ultra low budget 1950’s style sci-fi comedy, and will also direct “Raggedy Anne,” an action/comedy, in late 2011.
First Platoon is set for release in Spring or early Summer 2011.
Alan has reportedly wrapped production on an indie film which looks at a high school shooting from the perspective of the killer's parents.
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Alan will reprise his role as Alpha one more time, but Dollhouse is officially cancelled. Fox chose not to order the back nine episodes after poor ratings.There are nine episodes still to air which Fox will screen as double episodes in the month of December. Dollhouse will not return to UK screens until January
Alan's new show 'V' opened strongly on ABC last night, with the highest ratings of any new show. 14 million tuned in to see the alien 'visitors' arrive and charm the workd with their offers of technology in exchange for earth nutrients. V is on ABC on Tuesday nights, and has not yet been picked up by a UK network.
We can reveal that Alan will be returning to Dollhouse in his role as Alpha for the second season. Episode two is currently being filmed and other guest stars include Jamie Bamber and Alexis Denisof.
We'll bring you more news as we get it.
The Calgary Herald has an on-set report from Alan's new film 'Tucker and Dave VS Evil'.
Alan stars alongside Tyler Labine (Reaper) in the movie about two country bumpkins who save the life of a college student but find themselves pitted against evil marauder.
Alan says "It's an outrageous situation, people are dying all over the place and they are accidentally dying. It's a misunderstanding between two camps. It's so funny how long Eli (Craig, the director) can maintain both worlds, both viewpoints. The things we do are constantly reaffirming in their eyes their viewpoints of us. And the things they're doing are showing us that they are completely insane."
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An evening of Monty Python musical numbers and sketches will be presented in Hollywood and Manhattan this autumn.
The Los Angeles Times reports that An Evening Without Monty Python will play Hollywood's Ricardo Montalban Theatre Sept. 23-Oct. 4 and Manhattan's Town Hall Oct. 6-10.
Eric Idle and B.T. McNichol will direct a cast that includes Hank Azaria, Jane Leeves, Alan Tudyk, Rick Holmes and Jim Piddock.
The skits and musical numbers were originally created by Idle, John Cleese, Graham Chapman, Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones and Michael Palin.
The production, according to the L.A. Times, will help promote the new book "Monty Python Live!"
Alan's sci-fi series V has been picked up by ABC. The show concerns a group of aliens who come to Earth seeming friendly, but who are actually here to rape our natural resources and save their own world.
Alan plays an agent with Homeland Security who is investigating a terrorist sleeper cell, with Firefly co-star Morena Baccarin playing the leader of the visiting aliens.
Alan says : If you're a fan, which I was, of the first one, this is kind of everything that you remember without going back and watching. Because if you go back and watch the original V, you're like, "Oh, I thought this was great. It looks really kind of cheesy." The new one fills in your memory as it should be. And it has really awesome effects. The effects are done by Zoic, who also did Firefly. Zoic does all the spacecrafts and anything requiring digital enhancement, and they do a great job. And then, of course, Morena Baccarin is in it, and she's the leader of the aliens, so you can't get any better than that."
V will form part of ABC's autumn schedule. There's no news as to whether it will be shown in the UK.
Some doubted the validity of the exclusive reporting on this site of Alan appearing in Dollhouse, Joss Whedon's new show for the Fox network. Shame on you! A crew member's mistake in posting a spoilery image from the show proves that you can continue to trust ATDN on all Alan related matters The image show Alan as 'Alpha' in the lair he he been hiding out in. Seems like he has himself a friend, too!
ATDN can now reveal that Alan will play the rogue doll Alpha in Joss Whedon's series 'Dollhouse', which premiered on Fox on Friday February 13th.
The show features agents known as 'dolls' who can be programmed with any skill or personality. Alpha has been described as having 'multiple personalities, fragmented and twisted from his time in the Dollhouse'. Hisname suggests that he was the first person to be engaged by those in charge of the Dollhouse. It appears that Alan has already appeared on screen, albeit obscured and in some scenes played by a double to throw viewers off the scent.
ATDN can exclusively reveal that Alan Tudyk will appear in a major role in Joss Whedon's new series Dollhouse.
The show, which features a group of memory-wiped operatives who can be 'loaded' with any skill required, launches on Friday February 13th on the Fox network. It will be Alan's first television appearance as an actor since his guest starring role in CSI in 2006, and his first regular role since Joss Whedon's Firefly.
Alan's attendance at the Dollhouse wrap party may have alerted fans to his involvement in the show, but the simultaneous gate-crashing of Nathan Fillion threw many off the scent. ATDN hears that Alan will be a major part of the new series and will appear in multiple episodes. Remember you heard it here first! And congratulations Alan!
ATDN can reveal that Alan will be starring in a new animated comedy from the writer of Pineapple Express. 'Good Vibes' is about two surfer bums and their high school life.Alan will play 'Lonnie', an old surf dude who also narrates the show. The pilot was recently picked up by Fox and is going to a table read in early November, with the final show pegged for Spring 2009.
The series, ordered by Spike TV.com will feature primetime TV star and leading porn actresses for comedy sketches. Michael Rosenbaum of Smallville will also star. Spike TV are quick to note that no actual sex will be involved!
The series will premiere on October 8th, we'll bring you more news of Alan's episode when we get it.
The Blu-Ray edition of the complete series of Firefly will be released on November 11th, complete with all the extras from the regular DVD, including Alan's original audition for the role of Wash.
The DVD will also have exclusive footage from the Firefly Reunion (lunch with Nathan, Alan and Ron) as well as etxra commentaries from creator Joss Whedon and selected cast members. Alan will appear on a new commentary for Our Mrs Reynolds with Joss, Nathan Fillion and Ron Glass.
Eric McCormack will guest star in the show as a 'well-intentioned schmuck' who hires Derek and Drew to create a website for his company, says the Hollywood Reporter.
Ty Burrell has been cast as Alan's lover in his new sitcom from the creators of Will and Grace. Burrell has appeared in the movies Evolution, Black Hawk Down and Dawn of the Dead amongst others, and can next be seen in The Incredible Hulk.
Rizwan Manji will play the IT specialist at the firm where Derek and Drew work. Manji has appeared in Transformers and Charlie Wilson's War.
Character names for the as yet untitled sitcom have been announced. Alan's character will be called Drew and his roommate and best friend will be called Derek.
Cooke has appeared in Curb Your Enthusiasm, Robot Chicken and The King of Queens, but may be best known to viewers as groom Danny from the short lived wedding sitcom 'Big Day' which was cancelled despite critical acclaim and fan support.
Lafleur has recently been seen in single episodes of Crossing Jordan and Without A Trace and appeared in the films Shall We Dance and Blocked. She is also the voice of Sailor Uranus in the popular Sailor Moon anime.
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Alan is to star in a pilot sitcom from David Kohan and Max Mutchnick who are best known as creators of Will and Grace.
The show was picked uo by ABC in February but has only just been cast. Alan will play the gay writing partner of a straight man with whom he also shares an apartment. The show is being described as 'The 'Odd Couple' of the 00s'.
Alan recently cancelled a UK convention appearance to report to the studio for read throughs. The pilot was held up by the writer's strike but is now set for production. The idea was originally tabled last year and was filmed with 90210's Brian Austin Green and Jay Mohr (Saturday Night Live) as the main characters, with support from their two sexy secretaries. The secretaries were dropped after execs thought it too much like the dynamic of the foursome of Will, Grace, Karen and Jack, and the pilot was re-written completely.
According to Sean Harry of Starfury Conventions, Alan has cancelled his appearance at the Serenity : Complete convention in London early because of a new role.
Earlier in the week Harry had said that Alan may have to curtail his appearance to be in LA for filming on Monday, but today Alan's representatives said "Alan will unfortunately have to cancel his trip to London. Sorry for the late notice, but ABC has required him to stay in Los Angeles. Thanks for your understanding. Next time!".
We'll keep you posted on what this new role might be.
Dark Horse comics have announced the upcoming release of another three-part series of comics based on Joss Whedon's Serenity/Firefly franchise.
Like the series 'Those Left Behind' released in 2005, 'Better Days' will fill in gaps in the story between the end of the Firefly series and the events in the movie Serenity, which means that Alan's character Wash will play a part.
Joss Whedon once again collaborates with Brett Matthews and Will Conrad, with cover art by Adam Hughes and colouring by Michelle Madsen. Parts one and two are available now with part 3 released on May 14th.