Upcoming Movies – Heads Up #1

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It looks like 2010 and 2011 will be awesome movie years, when it comes to zombies and horror flicks. Here are some of the upcoming movies:

1. The 4th Reich


4th Reich MovieJune 1944, after the glorious victory on D-day, the armies of the combined allied forces begin their long push to Berlin with the aim of bringing down Hitler and the despised Nazi regime of  the Third Reich. But buried deep in secret files German Reichstag, is the chilling reality of Hitler’s plan to create an eternal living hell, The 4th Reich.

Dr. Joseph Mengele, Hitler’s chief scientist, was charged with creating a new super army of invincible soldiers. A force that would never be beaten. His experiments and research at the death camps of Auschwitz, Belsen and Birkenau would create unspeakable evil. A small brigade of soldiers from 3rd Infantry Division, under the command of the battle hardened Captain Bathurst embark on an ever darkening quest to liberate Europe. Fighting their way through the French countryside, villages and war ravaged towns. Each step discovering progressively strange battles and events until they reach an abandoned research facility where the true horror begins.

The director and writer is Shaun Robert Smith who previously made 2 short films. He also does special effects, so this might be good. It’s currently in
pre-production and shooting is due to start in April.

2. Astro Zombies M3: Cloned

A really low budget movie by Ted V. Mikels.
Teaser trailer – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kEaT-iXn6cU

3. Breathers: A Zombie’s Lament

Breathers is a zombie-comedy-romance novel by first-time author S. G. Browne. The film rights were purchased by Fox Searchlight Pictures and it is currently in development and set to come out in 2011, instead of 2010.

Following is a synopsis of the book, not the movie ;)

Andy Warner is a zombie, having reanimated after a fatal car wreck that killed his wife, orphaned his daughter, and left Andy disfigured and unintelligible. Reviled and discriminated against by a society that no longer considers him human, Andy is an outcast. He spends his new existence watching cable television in his parents’ wine cellar and attending Undead Anonymous meetings, where he finds kindred souls in Rita and Jerry. After they meet Ray, a rogue zombie who introduces them to the joys of consuming human flesh, Andy embarks on a journey of self-discovery that leads to a media-driven, class-action lawsuit on behalf of the rights of zombies everywhere.

4. Condition Dead

Luther Judge and his team of specialists are the government’s response whenever the dead rise from the grave. But a new assignment finds them contending with a mysterious and lethal zombie menace… and Judge’s ex-wife.

It is due in 2011. The director is Patrick Lussier (Scream 2, Scream 3, Dracula 2000…) and the
writer of the script is Dave Davis (an alias I bet)

5. The Corporate Zombie Killers

Temp workers fight to escape the office after a zombie outbreak.

The director is Danny Leiner (Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle :) ) and the script is signed by Jim Biederman and John Plummer.

6. Dead by Dawn

Other than it’s director ( Julian Richards ) very little is known about this project except it will be coming out in 2011

7. Death Island

The director is supposedly Tom Savini – you all know him, you all love him ;). But that is highly not confirmed.

8. Devil’s Playground

A hardened killer searches for a cure to the illness causing a zombie apocalypse across the globe, and that is slowly turning him into one.

Mark McQueen is the director and Bart Ruspoli is the writer, producer and actor (nice).

The release date is somewhere in September 2010, let’s hope some of 28 Days Later and Dead Set rubs of on this UK zombie film.

9. The Drough

After a massive drought ravaged the planet, a couple living outside of London head into the city on a dangerous mission to secure water for themselves and their ailing daughter.

Is going to shoot in the summer of 2010 and be released somewhere in 2011. Even though a lot of sources say it’s a zombie film, I think it’s  a cannibal movie, which is totally cool and OK by me. The script is made by Colin O’Donnell and is gonna be directed by Lawrence Gough.

10. Eaters

After being devastated by a deadly epidemic, the world is now governed by hordes of living dead. Locked in a fortress that has been turned into a research center and shelter, three men – zombie hunters Igor and Alen and a scientist named Gyno – are trying to find an answer to what has happened to the human race.

Marco Ristori and Luca Boni are the directors, so we’re hoping that since it’s Italian made, it’s gonna be classy :).

Check out the teaser trailer and judge for yourself:

There are more upcoming zombie movies, so stay tuned and we’ll update the blog shortly.


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