EXCLUSIVE: Shudder, AMC Networks’ horror streaming service, and RLJE Films, a business unit of AMC Networks, have teamed up for Shudder’s latest original film, Destroy all neighbors. From music video director and commercial Josh Forbes and starring Jonah Ray Rodrigues (Mystery Science Theater 3000) and Alex Winter (Bill and Ted franchise) who also produce.
Destroy all neighbors will be released in theaters and on Shudder in 2023. The film, which is also produced by Russell Sanzgiri (Michael Bolton’s Big Sexy Valentine’s Day Special), is from an original screenplay written by Mike Benner, Jared Logan and Charles Pieper. CAA Media Finance helped broker the deal.
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“We’re thrilled to have Josh, Jonah and Alex bring this hilarious and dark take on ‘Neighbor From Hell’ to our members,” said Shudder General Manager Craig Engler. “Giving this tentpole feature as big a launch pad as possible with our partners at RLJE Films is sure to get the whole ‘neighborhood’ talking.”
In Destroy all neighborsstruggling musician William Brown (Rodrigues) finds himself in a living nightmare when he accidentally kills Vlad (Winter), the neighbor from hell. Vlad’s disembodied corpse takes pleasure in tormenting William, sending him even further into madness and near death.
“We are thrilled to be working with Shudder and RLJE on this labor of love,” added Winter. “Our film is a throwback to the kind of physical effects-driven genre comedy that’s all too rare these days.”
The casting continues and production is expected to begin in July.
Winter is represented by CAA, Forward Entertainment, Hollander Entertainment and Sloss Eckhouse Dasti Haynes LawCo.
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