Night of the Living Dead: Resurrection

 

Poster for NOTLD RESURRRECTION***LATEST UPDATE***:

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4Digital Media have acquired the UK distribution rights to “Night of the Living Dead: Resurrection”. Based on the 1968 horror classic, the story focuses on four generations of a family trapped in a farmhouse in Wales during a zombie apocalypse.

James Plumb directed from a script he co-wrote with Producer Andrew Jones. Independent Moving Pictures’ Rob Graham and Manish Patel Executive Produced. NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD: RESURRECTION will receive a limited theatrical release in select UK cinemas followed by a DVD and VOD release.

North Bank Entertainment’s Andrew Jones and 4Digital Media’s Tony Taglienti made the deal.

Andrew Jones: “We are delighted to be teaming up with 4Digital Media to bring NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD: RESURRECTION to UK audiences. This film is a completely different take on the classic concept so audiences going into this movie expecting a retread of the original film will be surprised by the new twists and turns our story takes. Zombies have penetrated popular culture and in recent years they have often been used in humorous ways. But we are aiming purely for scares with this film while adding a new level of threat to our main protagonists in order to really ramp up the tension.”

UPDATE:

‘Grindstone Entertainment Group has acquired North American distribution rights to “Night of the Living Dead: Resurrection” and will release the film through Lionsgate Home Entertainment.  Based on the 1968 zombie classic, the story focuses on four generations of a British family trapped in a farmhouse in Wales during a zombie apocalypse.

North Bank Entertainment’s Andrew Jones produced the film, with Independent Moving Pictures’ Robert Graham and Manish Patel as Executive Producers. James Plumb, of Mad Science Films, directed and also co-wrote the script with Jones. The cast includes British actor Sule Rimi (“Panic Button”, “Elfie Hopkins”) in the iconic role of Ben. Producer Andrew Jones and Grindstone’s Stan Wertlieb made the deal.”

North Bank Entertainment have teamed up with Independent Moving Pictures and Mad Science Films to produce NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD: RESURRECTION, a British version of the 1968 horror classic.

Synopsis:

In 2012,the deceased have risen from their graves with only one instinct-to feed on the living. As academics speculate on the scientific cause of the phenomena, theologians point to the Armageddon foretold in the Book of Revelation. As the cities are over run and civilization crumbles, a family take refuge from the undead army in an isolated farmhouse in West Wales. But the greatest threat is already among them.

The film will be produced by Andrew Jones and is the debut feature of director James Plumb, who has previously helmed a number of award winning short films. The script has been co-written by James Plumb and Andrew Jones. Rob Graham of Independent Moving Pictures is the Executive Producer.

Producer Andrew Jones: “NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD: RESURRECTION is aiming to serve as an entertaining companion piece to the original film rather than attempting to do the impossible and improve on it. This project is being produced by a group of filmmakers who are genuine fans of the horror genre. We have fresh ideas for how to revitalise the Zombie sub-genre and have created a story that combines modern elements with the classic premise. We are sure genre fans will be happy to see a modern horror film which focuses on genuine suspense and tension, utilises practical FX rather than CGI and provides characters that the audience will actually care about .”

Director James Plumb: “In 1968, George Romero revolutionised both the horror genre and low budget, independent filmmaking with his film “Night of the Living Dead”. It is only fitting that “Night of the Living Dead: Resurrection” is to be made in a truly independent, low budget fashion, rather than become yet another glossy, sanitised Hollywood remake. ”

Principal photography begins on September 24th 2011. The film will be shot on location in Carmarthenshire, Swansea and Cardiff in South Wales, UK.

 

Here’s the teaser trailer: