Knoxville Considered For Zombie Film

Broken Lizard member turned writer/director Paul Soter is looking to cast “Jackass” star Johnny Knoxville in his upcoming zombie thriller.

Soter explained the plot recently to MTV Movies Blog – “It’s about a small Colorado town and there’s a forest fire nearby and it ignites these lost barrels of toxic who knows what. It blows this toxic ash into town and makes all the dogs go apeshit.”

As for the lead – “The lead guy is in a custody battle for his son and has him for the weekend. He’s a firefighter and drops off his son at school and goes into town to fight the fire when he realizes what’s going on. So he’s on one side of town. His eight-year-old boy is on the other side of town. He’s got to get through this army of rabid dogs to get his son.”

Knoxville “has shown some interest” says Soter who also made “Watching the Detectives”, the recently screened Cillian Murphy & Lucy Liu comedy about a film noir buff whose life is turned on end by a femme fatale with a big adventure in mind.