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Two More Lend Their Voices to Night of the Living Dead: Origins

It’s been a little over a month since last we talked about Zebediah de Soto’s Night of the Living Dead: Origins, and since then two more stars have agreed to lend their voices to this truly original spin on the classic.

According to The Hollywood Reporter joining the previously announced Mos Def as Ben, Danielle Harris as Barbra, Joe Pilato as Harry Cooper, Alona Tal (Jo on “Supernatural”) as Helen Cooper, Bill Moseley as Johnny (reprising his portrayal of the same character in Tom Savini’s 1990 NOTLD remake), and newcomers Erin Braswell as Judy and Mike Diskint as Tom will be Jesse Corti (“Heroes”) and Cornell Womack (Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen).

Corti will be voicing a news reporter, and Womack will portray a no-nonsense New York cop.

I wanted to make this look like a living Monet; it’s expressionism,” de Soto tells THR. “It’s going to be the first zombie movie played on a epic scale. This is the ‘Empire of the Sun’ of zombie films … I lived through the L.A. riots and saw the city on fire; I remember seeing people running, people getting pulled out of cars. And with 9/11, these images have been ingrained on people of my generation. I just thought that is the way it would really be, a lot of chaos.

Director de Soto, who also pulls co-writing duties on the project, describes NOTLD: Origins, which will be in 3D, as “a living painting” and promises “no one has ever seen anything like this on the big screen.” Dig on the early artwork he provided to us below (click to see it larger), and let us know what you think.

A First Look at Night of the Living Dead: Origins

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  • Terminal

    What are they doing with this anyway? How can he say stuff about the LA Riots and carnage if 95 percent of what happens in NOTLD happens in the house? I mean Barbra’s story starts at the cemetery, Ben’s at the cafe, Johnny’s at his house, etc. They’d better have a damn good explanation for taking these characters in to the city.

  • bendjamin

    Quite possibly the scariest movie ever made in my opinion! I first saw this back when I was around 5 years old at a drive-in theator my parents used to go to regularly. Yes, my mom and dad were very big horror fans and they did not mind taking me and my sister to see these kinds of movies, even tho it was probably not the best idea at the time. But suffice to say, I literally cried like a baby that first time I saw it! I actually thought what I was seeing was true and happening at that very moment. I also remember having some very bad nightmares for weeks after that night, where all I would see were zombies out to get me! I really don’t blame my parents for what happened, cuz they didn’t expect the movie to be so terrifying. But what do you expect with a title like that, a comedy? This is probably the best movie of its kind even tho by today’s standards its very low-budget, but after all thats what it was made on. I went to cash advance lenders to look this movie!!! George A. Romero sure didn’t know what a phenomenon he created by making this movie! All the zombie lovers out there owe it all to him. Even tho I’m an adult now this movie still manages to scare me s**tless! I dare anybody out there to watch this movie late at night and all alone! I guarrantee you will never be the same! LONG LIVE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD!!!