Colin Firth to star in Zombie Brother adaptation (Image: Rex – Getty)
Actor Colin Firth is leaping aboard the zombie action-comedy New York Will Eat You Alive, an adaption of the favored digital comedian Zombie Brother.
Firth is usually identified for his extra severe and distinguished performances in movies like Pride and Prejudice, A Single Man and The King’s Speech, the movie that clinched him an Oscar for his efficiency as King George VI.
Nevertheless, in what may be a shock for movie-goers, one in every of his upcoming roles may be very totally different.
Based on Deadline, the actor has been forged in new action-comedy, the tentatively named New York Will Eat You Alive from STXfilms and Tencent Footage. The movie is an adaption of the favored comedian ebook, Zombie Brother.
The comedian ebook by Jia Haibo appeared in 2011, and options peculiar character Bai Xiaofei, a resident of Metropolis H. Issues go afoul when an historical coffin contaminates the town’s water provide, turning its resident into zombies.
No particulars had been shared on the position that Firth shall be enjoying, so moreover it seemingly being reworked to be set in New York, we don’t know an excessive amount of concerning the movie.
Colin gained us throughout in Delight and Prejudice and A Single Man – however how will he fare with zombies? (Footage: Tim P. Whitby/Getty Photos for BFI)
Shedding a little bit mild on the tone of the position, STXfilms chairman Adam Fogelson stated: ‘Colin at all times provides an Oscar-caliber efficiency. We’re thrilled to be reuniting with him on New York Will Eat You Alive in a task that may enable him to have enjoyable whereas showcasing his deadpan humour and comedian timing.’
Additional bolstering the movie’s comedic chops, it will likely be directed by Todd Strauss-Schulson who beforehand labored on Isn’t It Romantic and A Very Harold and Kumar 3D Christmas. Channing Tatum is apparently set to supply the function.
This would possibly look like a departure for Firth, however the actor shouldn’t be a stranger to the style completely – his flip as Harry Hart in Kingsman: The Secret Service is a good showcase of the actor’s vary within the action-comedy subject.
Whereas the franchise may not be acquainted to Western audiences, it has an enormous viewers in Asia.
The comedian has over 28 billion views, whereas its animated collection was 3.7 billion. This American adaption appears primed to convey the franchise to an entire new viewers.