Excellent news coming in for fans looking forward to the Ford brothers’ African zombie romp, The Dead! The movie will be headed to theatres! Dusty, dry, scary zombies the likes of which we haven’t seen since Lucio Fulci’s Zombie shambling and eating their way through cinemas? Can I get an amen?
Howard J. Ford, director of The Dead, was finally able to reveal today that US and UK theatrical distribution are right now being agreed to and will be announced shortly.
“Sorry it’s taken a long while to get news out. In truth, it’s taken us a year longer than anticipated for distribution to be agreed but for very good reason: We could have taken 100+ deals from distributors for ‘The Dead’ to just go out on DVD but we didn’t nearly kill ourselves shooting this movie on 35mm film across Africa for it not to go out on the big screen,” says the filmmaker.
Although unable to say who has bought the film, Ford revealed that “distribution in the US will happen theatrically, initially in 20 major US cities this spring and then spread outward depending on how many people actually turn up to see it”.
For probably one of the most interesting interviews we’ve done in quite a while, check out our exclusive chat with The Dead co-director Howard Ford part one here and The Dead co-director Howard Ford part two here.
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