Sadly many zombie films in this day and age rely on computer generated images and in turn the film suffers, or at least in my opinion it does. What ever happened to good old fashioned latex?
Well my friends, Kevin King’s latest flick, ZOMBIE HUNTER, has answered our calls as this one is full on practical effects and I am loving every single piece of this, and oh, it also stars Danny Trejo! Pretty awesome.
Below we have the first official poster and some awesome zombie photos from the film courtesy of their official Facebook page.
Synopsis: “Zombie Hunter follows the vengeful HUNTER in his journey through the post-apocalyptic, zombie-infested wasteland. Killing in the name of the family he lost, he teams up with a group of survivors and face the deadly mutations that challenge their survival.”
ZOMBIE HUNTER is written and directed by Kevin King, and stars Martin Copping, Danny Trejo, Clare Niederpruem, Jade Gordon, and Jason Wixom. The film is being produced by Kevin King, Chris Le, Rocky Mudaliar, Jason Faller, Kynan Griffin, Brian King, Spencer Bowen
Lionsgate has just put out a press release that the horror-comedyTHE REVENANT will be making its way to DVD this September.
From the Press Release:
Hailed as a “flat out fantastic horror-comedy” (JoBlo.com), The Revenant arrives on DVD, Digital Download and On Demand September 18th from Lionsgate Home Entertainment, following a limited theatrical release from Lightning Entertainment rolling out on August 24th. Winner of the Best Feature, Best Director, Best Actor and Audience Choice at the 2009 New York City Horror Film Festival, this hilarious thriller stars David Anders (TV’s “The Vampire Diaries”) and Chris Wylde (Joe Dirt). Loaded with special features including two audio commentaries (one with director Kerry Prior and the other with cast members David Anders and Chris Wylde), a “making of” featurette, deleted scenes and a photo gallery, The Revenant DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $26.98.
Synopsis The breakout film centers on a fallen soldier who somehow finds he has joined the ranks of the living dead. Bart Gregory (Anders) has just recently been laid to rest – so why is he still up and walking around? The only way he can keep himself from diminishing to dust is to supply himself with a constant supply of fresh blood. He quickly decides to do law enforcement a favor by cleaning up the streets.
Audio commentary with director Kerry Prior
Audio commentary with actors David Anders and Chris Wylde
First off, yes, I thought of the new Resident Evil game when I saw this. In the upcoming flick THE DEAD (Official Site), we have ZOMBIES IN AFRICA! Pretty cool. Maybe it’ll be a plague or some Zulu Hoodoo Voodoo action, who knows, the trailer is really more of a teaser. Here the trailer and the scoop from Shock Till You Drop:
British filmmakers Howard and Jonathan Ford collaborated on a zombie film (yes, another one for the genre fire) called The Dead.
Set in the big city? Nope. Suburbia? Nada. A mall? Try again. The Fords have crafted an undead picture for Africa and it looks…pretty damn interesting. Can’t vouch for the performances yet, but I love the look and the possibilities. Rob Freeman stars.
Synopsis: After crashing off the coast, Lt. Brian Murphy battles for survival across the vast terrrains of Africa in search for a way to get back to his beloved family. Joined by local military man Daniel Dembele who is also searching for his son, together both men join forces all the while battling against the ever present threat of the living dead!
“Exciting times.” So says “The Walking Dead” creator Robert Kirkman on his Twitter account. Why?
AMC just gave the green light to the television adaptation of “The Walking Dead”! This means Frank Darabont will be moving behind the camera soon to direct the pilot he penned.
Darabont was attached to the property last summer. Genre lover and producer Gale Anne Hurd is overseeing the series with Circle of Confusion.
If all goes according to plan, Darabont may be neck-deep in the undead this spring or summer telling the story of Rick Grimes, a cop who awakens in a hospital one day to find zombies have overrun the world.
In an interview last fall, Kirkman said, “I’ve told Frank flat-out that I do not want him to follow the comic to the detriment of the show. I encourage him to veer off if he has something that will work really well on TV that wouldn’t work in a comic. I don’t want people who enjoy the comic to be watching the TV show and going, ‘Oh, this is leading to that one thing I already know about from the comic.'”
AMC and Frank Darabont (The Mist) are inching ever so close to teaming up to adapt the Image Comics graphic novel series “The Walking Dead,” written by Robert Kirkman.
Darabont will write and direct! Incredible. It’s been rumored that the series would go to Showtime or HBO, however, Darabont could make this work for AMC.
Variety says that Gale Anne Hurd of Valhalla Motion Pictures and David Alpert of Circle of Confusion are also on board to executive produce.
The story is set among a group of zombie survivors of an apocalypse who are led by a police officer, Rick Grimes, in search of a safe place to live.
AMC Senior Vice President of Programming Joel Stillerman said the series will stay faithful to the tone of the original novels. “This is not about zombies popping out of closets. This is a story about survival, and the dynamics of what happens when a group is forced to survive under these circumstances. The world (in ‘Walking Dead’) is portrayed in a smart, sophisticated way.”
I know I’ll sure as hell be looking forward to this one! It’ll be fuckin’ awesome. Forget the shitty CGI in THE MIST, Frank Darabont is one of the few directors who could really breathe life into this comic and make it a badass fuckin’ flick!
So…I’m not exactly sure how this film is being marketed. It seems like a pandemic flick, a mass plague wiping out mankind; chaos, brutality, and hilarious hijinks ensue. But then, towards the end of the trailer, it almost seems like an American 28 DAYS LATER as it looks like the infected, or, “Carriers” can still move around like crazy, rabid zombies. Because Chris Pine’s in it, the film will more than likely hit the big screen as opposed to a direct-to-DVD route. Here’s hoping it’s more 28 DAYS LATER than DISEASE FLICK. CARRIERS may be one to watch. Here’s the Trailer: