Though Zone of the Dead hasn’t been released here in the States as of yet, that hasn’t stopped the film’s makers to get busy on setting up a sequel and bringing back everyone’s favorite zombie ass-whipper Ken Foree in the process!
From the Press Release
“Actor Ken Foree, best known for his horror films, including the original Dawn of the Dead, Halloween, and The Devil’s Rejects, is currently in talks with Talking Wolf Productions, Serbia, to reprise his role as Agent Mortimer Reyes from Zone of the Dead in the sequel entitled Wrath of the Dead.
In the original Zone of the Dead, Interpol Agent Reyes, played by Ken Foree, is supervising a prisoner transport to Belgrade. Traveling through Pancevo, they encounter an ecological disaster resulting in the infection of the locals. The only hope of survival is to work with the mysterious prisoner in his care.
Foree will be donning multiple hats for the production of Wrath of the Dead; writing with writer/directors Milan Konjevic and Milan Todorovic in developing the script and functioning as executive producer through his production company, E&B Holdings, LLC, as well as starring in the feature.
Wrath of the Dead is set in a small town in East Quebec, where the chief of the police encounters an invasion of the walking dead. He calls his old friend, Mortimer Reyes, who dealt with a similar case in Serbia. However, they soon realize that a secret government agency is trying to cover up this incident and that even bigger threats than zombies are the agents that are eliminating every person who knows about the case, living or dead.
The producers are currently exploring locations with potential tax incentives while talking with investors. “We are looking forward to shooting in Montreal,” Ken Foree said, “but we are open to other cities.”
Pretty nifty! The original Zone of the Dead was surprisingly fun (see trailer below and expect a review soon) so you can count us in for this one. Stay tuned for some Zone distro news and more on Wrath of the Dead as it comes.
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