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I recall Ving Rhames saying in an interview around the time of the Dawn of the Dead remake’s release that he wasn’t a fan of horror movies. He must have since discovered an affinity for zombie flicks because Zombie Apocalypse marks his third go-round with the living dead.
Now here’s the part that might be most surprising to you. The Asylum is behind this particular Zombie Apocalypse. The film is being touted as possibly their biggest to date, which should be apparent since Ving Rhames could very well be the biggest name actor the mockbuster masters have gotten to star in one of their films yet.
Months after a zombie plague has wiped out 90 percent of the American population, a small group of survivors fight their way cross-country to a rumored refuge on the island of Catalina.
The award-winning co-star of the Dawn of the Dead and Day of the Dead remakes leads Taryn Manning (Hustle & Flow), Lesley Ann Brandt (“Spartacus: Blood and Sand”), Johnny Pacar (“Make It or Break It”), and Eddie Steeples (“My Name is Earl”) into battle against the walking dead in this gore-soaked zomsploitation flick from writers Craig Engler and Brooks Peck and Species: The Awakening director Nick Lyon.
The Asylum has posted a slew of stills from the set, a few of which are shown below. Something about the sight of Ving Rhames pummeling the living dead with a sledgehammer as if he were a zombie-fighting John Henry brings a smile to my face.
The Asylum’s Zombie Apocalypse infects DVD shelves on December 27th. We’ll keep you posted on this one.
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