Just in time for this June’s FIFA World Cup comes Goal of the Dead, a soccer movie… with zombies. Read on for all the flesh-ripping, goal-kicking details!
Variety reports that Films Distribution has enlisted a flurry of buyers for the undead soccer film, who will release it around the globe this summer.
The flick was acquired by Metrodome (U.K.), Core Media Group (Germany), Korea (Line Tree), Hong Kong (Sundream), Turkey (Bir Film), Belgium (Cineart), as well as the Netherlands and Austria. It was previously acquired by Nikkatsu for Japan.
Directed by Benjamin Rocher (The Horde) and Thierry Poiraud, the two-part film centers around a French Olympic football team that visits a small village in Northern France to play a crucial game in the run-up to the World Cup. But as the Apocalypse looms, an epidemic quickly spreads and transforms the players, spectators and inhabitants into strange and enraged creatures.
The international distributors are aiming for a day-and-date release in theaters and on VOD in time for the soccer World Cup in June. In France, where the release window schedule is the strictest, the film will roll out first in theaters and then become available on VOD for the World Cup kick-off. Lastly, it will be released on DVD and air on pay TV in December.
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