It’s no secret that zombies are all the rage right now. In the last few years, we’ve seen ‘World War Z’, ‘Warm Bodies’, ‘Paranorman’, ‘Life After Beth’, and ‘Zombeavers’ all achieve various degrees of success, but AMC’s ‘The Walking Dead’ played a big part in the resurgence of the horror movie staple. The show based on Robert Kirkman’s acclaimed comic series is even getting a spinoff with a two-season order. But now a new film featuring a few undead hoards is in production and they’ve borrowed stars from some of the most popular genre shows today.
According to Collider, production has commenced on Stefan Ruzowitzsky’s ‘Patient Zero’ at Shepperton Studios in the United Kingdom. The Academy Award-winning filmmaker is directing from a script written by Mike Le of ‘Dark Summer’. But if those names don’t sound familiar to you right now, you should definitely recognize some of the cast members. After spending time with Arnold Schwarzenegger on the set of ‘Terminator Genisys’, former ‘Doctor Who’ star Matt Smith leads the cast and the survivors in the film as the bridge between humans and the Infected. Joining him from House Tyrell and House Tarly are ‘Game of Thrones’ stars Natalie Dormer and John Bradley. Finally, Agyness Deyn of ‘Clash of the Titans’ and veteran actor Stanley Tucci round out the cast in unspecified roles. For more information about the film’s plot, here’s the official synopsis:
In ‘Patient Zero’ an unprecedented global pandemic of a super strain of rabies has turned the majority of humankind into highly intelligent, streamlined killers known as ‘The Infected.’ One victim, Morgan (Matt Smith), who is asymptomatic and can communicate with the infected, leads the last survivors on a hunt for Patient Zero and a cure.
Even though we’re getting a lot of zombie-esque feature films recently, a combination of ‘Contagion’ and ’28 Days Later’ sounds fairly interesting, especially with a cast like that. But what do you think about ‘Patient Zero’? Are you looking forward to seeing what else Matt Smith has up his sleeve after his time in the TARDIS? Share your thoughts in the comment section.