Bill Murray has traded in busting ghosts in New York City for slaying zombies in the tiny town of Centerville, where, according to the narration, “something terrifying, something horrifying is coming.” In ‘The Dead Don’t Die’, the new picture from Jim Jarmusch, who directed Murray in the award-winning ‘Broken Flowers’, an all-star cast assembles to fend off a zombie invasion.
Murray and Adam Driver portray small-town cops, who must suddenly deal with something they’ve never faced before. It’s Driver’s Officer Peterson who speculates that they might be facing the undead, uttering “I’m thinkin’ zombies. You know, the undead. Ghouls.”
Joining Murray and Driver are Tilda Swinton as a katana-swinging badass, Chloë Sevigny as their fellow cop, plus Steve Buscemi, Austin Butler, Danny Glover, Selena Gomez, Caleb Landry Jones, Carol Kane, Rosie Perez, Iggy Pop, RZA, and Tom Waits.
In a small peaceful town, zombies suddenly rise to terrorize the town. Now three bespectacled police officers and a strange Scottish morgue expert must band together to defeat the undead.
Check out the hilarious (and chilling) trailer below:
For fans of ‘Shaun of the Dead’, this looks to be right up your alley. As impressive as Swinton’s sword skills are, that’s nothing compared with her ability to make cadavers up to look like drag queens!
Jarmusch isn’t a commercial filmmaker, preferring to deliver work that is more eccentric and emotional, but this looks like the most commercially viable film he’s ever made.
Last year, Murray exclaimed:
“It’s a zombie movie. Jim Jarmusch has written a zombie script that’s so hilarious and it has a cast of great actors… It’s titled The Dead Don’t Die, and it shoots over the summer. But, no, I will not play a zombie.”
Daniel Craig was attached to this film, but it doesn’t look as though he wound up making it. Most likely, he was pulled away to make the upcoming 25th Bond movie.
‘The Dead Don’t Die’ opens in just months, on June 14. Will you make room in your busy summer movie-watching schedule for it?