*UPDATE* Gatekeeper Lets in the Dead

Judge ReinholdThough zombie films are still coming out at an incredible pace, the good ones have been few and far between. Production company Circle of Confusion is setting out to deliver the goods with their new undead opus Gatekeeper, and judging from their odd casting, they could very well be on the right track!

Variety tell us that two of yesterday’s film favorites, Judge Reinhold (pictured right) and Lea Thompson, are set to join-up with Ron Perlman and Jana Kramer in Gatekeeper, in which a simple mistake leaves three friends to defend their town from a zombie outbreak.

Isaac Meisenheimer wrote the script and will direct, and Circle of Confusion exec Stephen Emery will produce with production starting in September. “We intend to make a film in the vein of Shaun of the Dead for American audiences,” Emery tells the trade. If they can manage a film that’s a 10th as good as Shaun, we’re all for it! Stay tuned for more as it comes.

Just heard from director Isaac Meisenheimer, “Sam Huntington was just cast as our lead. His character ends up working the night shift at a cemetery opposite Ron Perlman’s character.”

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