You've officially cemented your place in pop culture when you've been spoofed and The Walking Dead is the target a new horror comedy called The Walking Deceased. Today, ARC Entertainment has announced that they acquired North American rights to the movie and we expect to see it infect VOD and DVD this year:
"LOS ANGELES (January 28, 2015) – ARC Entertainment has acquired all North American rights to the hilarious horror spoof THE WALKING DECEASED. Directed by Scott Dow and written by Tim Ogletree, the film stars Dave Sheridan (Scary Movie, Ghost World), Joey Oglesby (Fruitvale Station, NBC’s Friday Night Lights) and Tim Ogletree (Supernatural Activity). The deal was announced today by ARC Entertainment’s Head of Acquisitions Scott Moesta.
“We are extremely excited to release this film that explores a fresh comedic perspective of iconic zombie stories that we have all come to love,” said Moesta. “Dave Sheridan and the filmmakers created this ingenious film for the genre fans, and we’re thrilled to bring it to them on the big screen as well as the various home entertainment channels.”
THE WALKING DECEASED is the Scary Movie of the zombie genre, ripping on the biggest and best of zombie pop-culture, arguably the most crazed genre in the world. The story follows a group of survivors from all walks of the apocalypse – an idiotic Sheriff with definite coma-induced brain damage, his hardass son and a hobo with only a crossbow to stave off the walking dead, four squabbling friends forced to survive this zombieland together, and a lonely zombie who just needs love to fully regain his warm body – who leave their once-safe mall hideout in search of the rumored Safe Haven Ranch, a refuge untouched by the zombie virus that has ravaged humanity. But despite the comforting name, they discover that this sanctuary may not be as welcoming as advertised. Tearing apart powerhouses like The Walking Dead, Zombieland, Warm Bodies, World War Z, Shaun of the Dead, Dawn of the Dead, and even Romero's iconic Night of the Living Dead, THE WALKING DECEASED rips the flesh off the spoof genre and infects it with a virus too hilarious not to spread.
THE WALKING DECEASED was produced by Jonathan M. Black, Francis Casanova, Philip Marlatt, Derek Lee Nixon, Tim Ogletree, Dave Sheridan, Todd Slater and Kurt Wehner and executive produced by Tim Fisher and Ken Tayloe. The deal was negotiated by ARC Entertainment’s Scott Moesta and Todd Slater on behalf of the filmmakers.
Recent ARC Entertainment releases include Lullaby starring Garrett Hedlund, Richard Jenkins, Amy Adams, Jessica Brown Findlay and Anne Archer; Sweetwater starring January Jones, Jason Isaacs and Jason Aldean; Plastic with Will Poulter, Alfie Allen, Emma Rigby and Ed Speleers; and soon to be released The Barber with Scott Glenn, Kristen Hager and Chris Coy."