Helmed by music-video and commercial director Josh Forbes (Contracted: Phase II), from an original script written by Mike Benner (“Bob’s Burgers”), Jared Logan (“The Late Late Show with James Corden”), and Charles Pieper, the film will star Jonah Ray Rodrigues (Mystery Science Theater 3000) and Alex Winter (The Lost Boys, Bill and Ted franchise) – who also produce. Russell Sanzgiri (Michael Bolton’s Big Sexy Valentine’s Day Special) is also attached to produce.
The film will revolve around struggling prog-rock musician William Brown (Rodrigues) who finds himself in a living nightmare when he accidentally kills Vlad (Winter), the neighbor from Hell. Vlad’s disembodied corpse delights in tormenting William, sending him further into madness and impending doom.
Commenting on the news, Shudder General Manager, Craig Engler said, “We’re so excited for Josh, Jonah, and Alex to bring this hilariously dark take on ‘the neighbor from hell’ to our members. Giving this tentpole feature as big of a launchpad as possible with our partners at RLJE Films is sure to get the whole ‘neighborhood’ talking.”
“We’re thrilled to be working with Shudder and RLJE on this labor of love,” added Winter. “Our film is a return to the kind of physical effects-driven genre comedy that’s all too rare these days.”
Casting is currently underway with production set to commence this July. Destroy all Neighbors will have a day-and-date release in theaters and on Shudder next year.