Music Box Films Imports French Zombies With The Returned
More living dead shenanigans are headed our way, this time with a splash of French flavor. Are you guys ready to go one-on-one with The Returned? Of course you are! Although if we spot a single rotting mime, we are outta here!
Music Box Films has acquired all U.S. rights to the eight-part French mini-series The Returned (aka Rebound) from Zodiak Rights. Created by Fabrice Gobert and produced by Caroline Benjo, Jimmy Desmarais, and Carole Scotta of Haut et Court, The Returned is based on the feature film Les Revenants by Robin Campillo. This gripping and stylish supernatural drama was a hit for France's Canal+, and its debut on UK's Channel 4 averaged 1.5 million viewers.
Following a soon-to-be-announced major US television channel premiere in October, Music Box Films Home Entertainment will release The Returned on VOD platforms January 1, 2014, and DVD/Blu-ray January 21.
In an idyllic French mountain town, a seemingly random collection of people find themselves in a state of confusion as they attempt to return to their homes. What they do not yet know is that they have been dead for several years, and no one is expecting them back. As they struggle to reintegrate with their families and past lovers, buried secrets emerge and new mysteries develop as they grapple with a miraculous and sinister new reality. But it seems they are not the only ones to have returned from the dead. Their arrival coincides with a series of gruesome murders which bear a chilling resemblance to the work of a serial killer from the past.
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