Finally we have a rock solid date for the debut of George A. Romero’s next entry into his epic zombie saga, Survival of the Dead! Springtime just got a whole lot sweeter!
Magnet announced today that it is preparing an April 30 debut on VOD, which will then be followed by a limited theatrical run on May 28th. Very similar to the way that the company handled last year’s release of The House of the Devil.
Like its predecessors, Romero’s Survival of the Dead (reviews here and here) takes place in a desperate, nightmarish world where the dead walk the earth, relentlessly attacking the living. It is the story of Plum Island – a beautiful refuge whose isolation allows two powerful families to maintain a semblance of order in the wake of the zombie holocaust. But as the inhabitants slowly die off, the two clans become sharply divided: The O’Flynns believe that the undead must be destroyed without exception, while the Muldoons insist that afflicted loved ones be kept “alive” until a cure is found. The result is an escalating showdown with echoes of a classic Western stand-off that erupts in brutality and violence.
In the meantime keep tabs on developments via the official Survival of the Dead Facebook page.
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