While the upcoming Kitchen Sink knowingly winks at genre mash-ups with its story of a human-vampires-and-zombies alliance against invading aliens, the fact remains that it obviously wants to laugh at its genre cake and eat it too. (“You’re stupid, genre cake!” it says, before gleefully devouring it anyway.) Still, knowing that Bob Odenkirk and Patton Oswalt are in it definitely gives credence to claims it’s more of a comedy than anything that might accidentally also make a lot of money, telling the story of a group of awkward high-school teens just trying to survive the pains of adolescence, in addition to the pain of maybe getting eating by a zombie.
It’s not yet known which roles Oswalt and Odenkirk are taking in the Oren Uziel-scripted comedy—a Black List honoree that was originally tipped to be executive producer Jonah Hill’s directorial debut, but is now being helmed by Natural Selection’s Robbie Pickering instead. But both of them join a cast that also includes Joan Cusack, Denis Leary, Ian Roberts, Vanessa Hudgens, Keegan Michael-Key, Nicholas Braun, Mackenzie Davis, and Ed Westwick (as a “smooth-talking vampire,” which sounds about right). Ideally, perhaps Oswalt and Odenkirk could play dueling Dr. Dementos who are excited to stumble upon a real-life Monster Mash.