The Undead News Thread (20090811.01)

Survival of the Dead

Thanks to Arrow in the Head, today we have the first official trailer for George A. Romero's Survival of the Dead (found below). It looks to be a bit low budget, and reminiscent of Night of the Living Dead, which I consider to be two good things. One of my minor complaints with Land of the Dead was its tendency to excite with excessive action, drawing away from a better plot. And Diary of the Dead mainly suffered from poor acting and badly written dialog. I have my hopes up. Survival looks to be another great Romero film. "The film will have its WORLD premiere at the "Midnight Madness" section (of TIFF) come September. Says Romero, 'We’re in the final stages of post-production and it’s great to come up for air and find out the film’s been chosen to appear at the Festival. It’s just a terrific honor.'"

"In a world where the dead rise to menace the living, rogue soldier Crocket (Alan Van Sprang) leads a band of military dropouts to refuge from the endless chaos. As they search for a place " where the shit won’t get you, " they meet banished patriarch Patrick O’Flynn (played with zeal by Kenneth Welsh), who promises a new Eden on the fishing and ranching outpost Plum Island. The men arrive, only to find themselves caught in an age-old battle between O’Flynn’s family and rival clan the Muldoons. It turns out that Patrick was expelled from the isle for believing that the only good zombie is a dead zombie, while the Muldoons think it’s wrong to dispatch afflicted loved ones, attempting to look after their undead kinfolk until a cure is found. But their bid for stability on the homestead has turned perverse: the undead are chained inside their homes, pretending to live normal lives – and the consequences are bloody. A desperate struggle for survival will determine whether the living and the dead can coexist."

Source: Arrow in the Head


Geof said...

Sweet Ryan! I am going to check this out. Thanks for posting the trailer.

ZedWord said...

Cool trailer, but it's been online since January


Ryan said...

Wow. Guess I completely missed this one then. I looked it up on YouTube when I found it on Arrow, but now that I think about it, it was probably originally under "...of the Dead", the original working title.