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Wednesday, 22 July 2009

Romero's new zombie film gets a proper title

Been a while since anything new was heard about George Romero's ...of the Dead film. Now we have a new title - Survival of the Dead - and a slightly updated synopsis.
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.
I do hope that this is better than Diary of the Dead. Romero's touch isn't as good as it once was. Fingers crossed he gets back on track with his new one.

Source: JoBlo

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