It’s been awhile since we reported on writer/director Jesse Dayton’s zombie feature Zombex, but that all changes today with a first look at the new one-sheet for the flick as well as word from star Lew Temple on the production.
“I star in it along with Malcolm McDowell and Sid Haig,” said Temple, who currently can be seen on Season Three of AMC’s “The Walking Dead” as “Axel” (look for an extensive interview with the actor coming soon), of Zombex.
“It’s about a conspiracy in which the government is using New Orleans and Hurricane Katrina as a test zone for post-traumatic stress medicines,” continued the actor, whose previous genre turns include Trailer Park of Terror, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning, and Rob Zombie’s The Devil’s Rejects and Halloween, among others.
“This is headed up by an evil pharmaceutical company (overseen by McDowell), in business with the government (which Haig represents). The drug goes rogue and causes people to change into, well, you guessed it. I play a Libertarian disc jockey by the name of ‘Aldous Huxtable’ who ousts the entire plan and then goes on a road trip with a musician (David Christopher) to find the serum. We team up with two hot military operators (Emily Kaye and Desiree McKinney). It’s 28 Days Later meets Zombieland, directed by my best friend Jesse. It also stars John Doe and Tom Araya and has some pretty good special effects. I am thinking it will be a good stir.”
Zombex tells the story of a post-Katrina New Orleans as it deals with a second disaster: a zombie apocalypse. Gone are the depression and post-traumatic stress of the hurricane thanks to the revolutionary new anti-depressant called “ZOMBEX,” which is manufactured by a nefarious corporation. Are citizens of the Big Easy on the path to happiness, or is ZOMBEX working its dark magic? It is. Just as quickly as the city recovered, it plunges back into madness. Only this time, instead of deadly water filling the streets, NOLA is flooded with the walking dead.
No word on a release date at present although you can read our interview with Zombex filmmaker Dayton from last year here. For more check out the official Zombex Facebook page, dig on the official Zombex website, and follow Zombex on Twitter.
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