Channing Tatum-produced live-action zombie comedy Zombie Brother 尸兄 / 我叫白小飞, based on the manhua of the same name, has put out a new casting call. Although they had a round of casting before, they’re doing another round with the addition of money from STX Entertainment. The film is also coproduced by Tencent and Free Association.
They’re looking for a English-speaking male of Chinese descent ages 22-30 (or 35?) . Interested parties should e-mail a 1 min video of introduction in English, a recent photo, and a resume to firstname.lastname@example.org by Dec 21, 2018.
Here’s the summary from backstage:. FIY The male lead is a Chinese-born, American-trained graphic designer who is the descendent of a famous Chinese general.
Casting the leading role of Xander in “Zombie Brother,” a feature film. “Zombie Brother” is a genre-bender — a big adventure-comedy with a splash of sci-fi and a good dose of horror, all with the self-referential tones of “21 Jump Street” and “Deadpool.” Set 5 minutes in the future, the film follows a crew of tech-obsessed homebodies who become humanity’s unlikeliest saviors in the wake of a zombie apocalypse.
Tencent Pictures, the fast-expanding film and television arm of China’s internet and social media giant Tencent, has joined forces with Free Association to produce a film adaptation of the Chinese comic sensation “Zombie Brother.” The project is an adaptation of the top title on Tencent’s digital comics platform and has already been adapted in China as a hit animated series and stage play, with Tencent and Free Association planning to develop it for the international market.