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Zombie-related movies

‘Cockneys vs. Zombies’ Comes to the U.S.

The UK zombie film Cockneys vs. Zombies is making its North American debut at the Fantastic Fest film festival in Austin, Texas.  Fantastic Fest starts today, September 20th, and runs through the 27th.  Cockneys vs. Zombies will play on September 24th and 27th.  The film’s director, Matthias Hoene, and writer, James Moran, will be in attendance at the screenings.  Cockneys vs. Zombies tells the story of a team of amateur bank robbers and their battle for survival against an army of the undead in East London.  Cockneys vs. Zombies is currently playing in UK cinemas and will be released on DVD and Blu-ray in the UK on October 22, 2012.  Currently there is no news if the film will receive a wide release in North America.  Check out the Fantastic Fest website for more information about catching Cockneys vs. Zombies at the festival.

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‘Night of the Living Dead: Resurrection’ Coming to North America

Lionsgate Home Entertainment has acquired the North American distribution rights for Night of the Living Dead: Resurrection.  The UK zombie film is a re-imagining of George A. Romero’s Night of the Living Dead–taking place in a Welsh farmhouse rather than rural Pennsylvania.  Night of the Living Dead: Resurrection is directed by filmmaker James Plumb of Mad Science Films (Silent Night, Bloody Night) and stars Sule Rimi (Panic Button) as Ben.  Watch the teaser trailer for the movie below, and visit Mad Science Films’ official website for more information.

Synopsis: In 2012 the deceased have risen from their graves with only one instinct: to feed on the living. As academics speculate on the scientific cause of the phenomena, theologians point to the Armageddon foretold in the Book of Revelation. As the cities are overrun and civilization crumbles, a family take refuge from the undead army in an isolated farmhouse in West Wales. But the greatest threat is already among them.

‘Exit Humanity’ on DVD/Blu-ray Today

The post-civil war era zombie film, Exit Humanity, is now available on DVD, Blu-ray, and video on demand.  The movie was written and directed by John Geddes, stars Mark Gibson, and is narrated by Brian CoxExit Humanity is the story of a man (Gibson) who is trying to lay his son’s ashes to rest in the midst of a zombie outbreak.  The film takes place in the 1870’s in Tennessee.

Check out the Exit Humanity Facebook page for more information, and watch the trailer below.

‘Resident Evil: Retribution’ Theatrical Trailer

Sony Pictures has released the first full theatrical trailer for Resident Evil: Retribution, the fifth Resident Evil film.  In the movie Milla Jovovich returns as the heroine, Alice, and she is joined by a large number of cast members who have appeared in previous installments of the series–Michelle Rodriguez as Rain Ocampo,  Sienna Guillory as Jill Valentine, Oded Fehr as Carlos Olivera, Boris Kodjoe as Luther West, Colin Salmon as James “One” Shade, and Shawn Roberts as Albert Wesker.  The cast also includes Johann Urb as Leon S. Kennedy and Bingbing Li as Ada Wong.  The Paul W.S. Anderson film hits theaters in 3D on September 14, 2012.

Synopsis:

The Umbrella Corporation’s deadly T-virus continues to ravage the Earth, transforming the global population into legions of the flesh eating Undead. The human race’s last and only hope, ALICE (Milla Jovovich), awakens in the heart of Umbrella’s most clandestine operations facility and unveils more of her mysterious past as she delves further into the complex. Without a safe haven, Alice continues to hunt those responsible for the outbreak; a chase that takes her from Tokyo to New York, Washington, D.C. and Moscow, culminating in a mind-blowing revelation that will force her to rethink everything that she once thought to be true. Aided by newfound allies and familiar friends, Alice must fight to survive long enough to escape a hostile world on the brink of oblivion. The countdown has begun.

‘Juan of the Dead’ on DVD and iTunes in August

The Cuban zombie film, Juan of the Dead, is getting a US video release!  According to Focus Features’ official website, the distributor will release Juan of the Dead on August 14, 2012.  The film will be available on iTunes, video on demand, and DVD. 

Juan of the Dead was written and directed by Alejandro Brugués.  Learn more on the Juan of the Dead Official Website.  Check out the trailer and official synopsis below.

Synopsis:  JUAN OF THE DEAD, a fun horror comedy set in the streets of zombie-infested Havana. Juan is a slacker who has never quite managed to get his life in order until a zombie invasion takes over Havana, Cuba, and an unexpected opportunity to capitalize on the situation presents itself. Joined by a ragtag group of opportunists, Juan becomes a zombie killer-for-hire until it becomes increasingly obvious that escaping from the island is the only option.

Trailer of The Asylum’s ‘Abraham Lincoln Vs. Zombies’

The Asylum, the movie studio behind Transmorphers, The Da Vinci Treasure, and Alien vs Hunter, has released the trailer for its newest endeavor Abraham Lincoln Vs. Zombies.  In the film Abraham Lincoln must deal with a zombie outbreak at the height of the civil war.  Watch the trailer below.

 

‘World War Z’ Gets New Release Date

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Paramount has moved World War Z from its holiday release to June 21, 2013.  The zombie-apocalypse film stars Brad Pitt as a United Nations employee who travels the world trying to find a way to stop the undead pandemic from destroying humanity.  Marc Forster is directing.