Exclusive: First Look at Tony Todd as Ben – Night of the Living Dead: Origins

You want badass? This is pretty damned badass! We’ve scored your first ever look at Tony Todd as Ben in Zebediah de Soto’s upcoming 3D animated feature film Night of the Living Dead: Origins, and all we can say is wow. Just wow.

I wanted to make this look like a living Monet; it’s expressionism,” de Soto said in an earlier interview. “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.”

Also lending their likenesses and voices to the project which showcases a zombie apocalypse in New York City is 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), Erin Braswell as Judy, Mike Diskint as Tom, Jesse Corti (“Heroes”)as a news reporter, and Cornell Womack (Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen) as a no-nonsense New York cop.

Check out the exclusive artwork below. Strap in, kids. We have a strong feeling this is going to be something really fuckin’ good!

Exclusive: First Look at Tony Todd as Ben - Night of the Living Dead: Origins (click for larger image)

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  • Terminal

    I thought Ben’s story starts in a cafe where he and a group of people are attacked by the walking dead? Isn’t that supposed to be a crucial part of the story where we learn that shooting the zombies anywhere but the head assures you’re lunch meat?

    • thedarkestshadow

      That’s what I remember from the original. Dunno what this new york stuff is about….