Trailers for New Romero, Thaw & Hybrid!
A whole slew of trailers have appeared on the official site for Voltage Pictures, the guys behind a lot of cool upcoming horror titles like Eduardo Sanchez’s Seventh Moon. Instead of boring you with multiple stories about one thing, how about one story about multiple things?
Yeah, not sure where I was going with that either. All right, in order of importance (at least to most) here are three of those aforementioned trailers.
Not to be confused with the Studio 407/Myriad film of the same name, though I’m sure it will be, Hybrid is the latest from One Missed Call/Malefique helmer Eric Valette. From the Voltage site:
Late one night, a mysterious car is brought into the Chicago police impound garage after a deadly traffic accident. The garage's female mechanic, Tilda, and her young, hip fellow mechanics soon discover the car has a mind of its own. It morphs into different cars to confuse them, and instead of needing an engine to run, it breathes. It's a killing machine that is capable of outrunning and outwitting humans.
Sounds like a lot of fun to me! Dig the trailer below:
All right, next up is the Val Kilmer-starrer The Thaw, which is coming from the same guys who brought you Fido. We’ve been covering this one for a while now so it’s very cool to see something real from it finally.
Officially, the film is about a girl who travels with fellow ecological students to celebrate the discovery her father has made of the body of a woolly mammoth in a melting polar ice cap, hoping this indication of rapidly changing climate will increase awareness of the issues. Instead they find the camp abandoned and a deadly prehistoric parasite has been released.
The trailer is sufficiently gory, methinks, but judge for yourself below!
Finally ... finally ... a trailer for George A. Romero’s still-untitled zombie movie, which for the purposes of this article we'll just continue calling George A. Romero’s ...Of the Dead. I really hope that title doesn’t stick.
From the Voltage site again: On a small island off North America's coast, the dead rise to menace the living. Yet...the islanders can't bring themselves to exterminate their loved ones, despite the growing danger from those they once held dear. A rebel among them hunts down all the zombies he can find, only to be banished from the island for assassinating his neighbors and friends. On the mainland, bent on revenge, he encounters a small band of survivors in search of an oasis on which to build a new life. Barely surviving an attack from a mass of ravenous flesh-eaters, they commandeer a zombie-infested ferry and sail to the island. There, to their horror, they discover that the locals have chained the dead inside their homes, pretending to live 'normal' lives...with bloody consequences. What ensues is a desperate struggle for survival and the answer to a question never posed in Romero's Dead films: Can the living ever live in peace with the dead?
Dig the trailer and look for a very familiar face in the first few seconds of the action. If you correctly identify who it is, you’ll win a prize! Not sure what it is yet, probably a date with Nomad (those are easiest), but it could be something you'll actually want, too!
Huge thanks go out to Voltage for giving us fans so much to look forward to in 2009! Keep it here for more on all three projects as we learn it!
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