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Survival of the Dead – Cool poster by The Walking Dead’s Charlie Adlard

Posted by LiveFor on May 4, 2010

A very nice piece of artwork by Mr Adlard.

Immediately following the events of “Diary of the Dead,” “Survival of the Dead,” is the 6th film from George A. Romero to look at a world where Humans are in the minority and the zombies rule.

Off the coast of Delaware sits the cozy Plum Island where two families are locked in a struggle for power, as it has been for generations. The O’Flynn’s, headed by patriarch Patrick O’Flynn (Kenneth Welsh) approach the zombie plague with a shoot-to-kill attitude. The Muldoons, headed by Shamus Muldoon (Richard Fitzpatrick), feel that the zombies should be quarantined and kept ‘alive,’ in hopes that a solution will someday be found.

The O’Flynn’s, who are clearly outnumbered, are forced to exile Patrick by boat to the mainland, where he meets up with a band of soldiers, headed by Guardsman Sarge (Alan Van Sprang). They join forces and return to the island, to find that the zombie plague has fully gripped the divided community.

As the battle between humans and zombies escalates, the master filmmaker continues to reinvent the modern horror genre with wicked humor and pointed social commentary.

Source: MTV

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War of the Gods becomes Immortal – John Hurt and Isabel Lucas join the cast

Posted by LiveFor on April 7, 2010

Clash of the Titans has done rather well at the box office. Despite poor reviews and a bad 3D conversion it topped the charts and made $61.4 million in its opening weekend. I have yet to see it. Therefore, sword and sandal films have got a bit of a kick start.

Tarsem Singh (The Fall) has been casting War of the Gods, which is now going to be called Immortals. Latest casting news, via JoBlo, is that John Hurt and Isabel Lucas are on the team. Hurt is always great and Lucas was the human Decepticon in Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.

They join Mickey Rourke, Frida Pinto, Stephen Dorff, Kellan Lutz, Henry Cavill, Robert Maillet, Corey Sevier, Alan Van Sprang, Mercedes Leggett, Steve Byers, Romano Ozari and Neil Napier.

The story follows a purported bastard who retains an allegiance to his mother despite the fact that he longs to join the quest of a king who is battling demons in ancient Greece later embarks on a grail of discovery that has him finding he is the king’s son and also fated to become his country’s greatest hero as he leads the successful war against long-imprisoned Titans who are hoping to use the demons to restore their power.

Due for release on 11th November 2011.

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George A. Romero’s Survival of the Dead Featurette – Sarge

Posted by LiveFor on September 6, 2009

‘Nicotine’ Crocket (Alan Van Sprang) talks about zombies and how it was different on the island.

Vodpod videos no longer available.

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Romero’s new zombie film gets a proper title

Posted by LiveFor on July 22, 2009

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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News on Romero’s …of the Dead film. Cowboys v Zombies anyone?

Posted by LiveFor on November 6, 2008

Quiet Earth found the flyers for George A Romero’s new zombie film. Looks like it is simply being called …of the Dead for the moment which may or may not be quite cool.

Fangoria is reporting that this is going to be a “western” zombie flick, and apparently Romero is taking cues from The Big Country where Stetson-wearing cowboys and grizzled farmhands shoot Winchester rifles—aiming, of course, for the head. Also, reportedly only one character from Diary has been tied into this new story. This would be Alan Van Sprang, who reprises his brief role as Nicholas “Nicotine” Crocket, a renegade member of the National Guard, but in this new film he plays a reluctant quas-hero who smokes alot and rallies the people to stop the zombies.

“Romero is fashioning a kind of mini-epic of modern-day zombie mayhem, liberally ladled with large doses of gritty Wild West style and attitude. Set in an island off the east coast of North America, Romero’s script details the conflicts between two warring rural families (à la the Hatfields and the McCoys), engaged in an escalating battle, with the ever-multiplying hordes of flesheaters akin to the kids caught in the middle. “The juxtaposition of the cowboys and the zombies is interesting,” executive producer and longtime Romero collaborator Peter Grunwald tells Fango. “This is a Western set in this made-up George Romero world.”

What do you think about the sound of that?


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The plot for Romero’s Island full of Zombies movie

Posted by LiveFor on October 3, 2008

We mentioned it a few days ago and now we hear that George Romero’s new zombie movie is currently shooting in Canada. Variety has some news on the plot of the movie.

“Plot involves inhabitants of an isolated island off the North American coast who find their relatives rising from the dead to eat their kin. The leaders of the island feud over whether or not to kill their reanimated relatives or preserve them in hopes of finding a cure.”

They also list the people starring in the movie – Alan Van Sprang, Kenneth Welsh, Kathleen Munroe, Devon Bostick, Richard Fitzpatrick, Stefano Colacitti and Athena Karkanis. No big stars there.

AICN has some blurry photos of the set.

Do you think it will end up being called Island of the Dead? What do you think of the plot synopsis? Kind of like the farmer in The Walking Dead comic who keeps his undead relatives in the barn in the misguided hope he can cure them. There will no doubt be a scene in the movie where someone sees their zombie relative and says, “They know me. It’s okay,” before getting their throat ripped out by dear old Zombie Dad!!

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