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.
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