Dec 23, 2009

Posted in Coming Soon, George

Romero’s Survival of the Dead Finds a Home

Romero’s Survival of the Dead Finds a Home

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George A. Romero’s latest zombie offering, Survival of the Dead, has found U.S. distribution.

Magnet Releasing, the genre arm of Magnolia Pictures, announced today that they have the rights. Magnet will release the film as part of its Ultra VOD program this spring, debuting it on VOD platforms nationwide a month before its theatrical release. Hopefully, the scope of its theatrical bow will be larger than Diary of the Dead‘s release in the hands of Dimension Films.

Like its predecessors, Survival of the Dead takes place in a desperate, nightmarish world where the dead walk the earth, relentlessly attacking the living.

It is the story of Plum Island – a beautiful refuge whose isolation allows two powerful families to maintain a semblance of order in the wake of the zombie holocaust. But as the inhabitants slowly die off, the two clans become sharply divided: the O’Flynns believe that the undead must be destroyed without exception, while the Muldoons insist that afflicted loved ones be kept “alive” until a cure is found. The result is an escalating showdown with echoes of a classic Western stand-off that erupts in brutality and violence.

Says Romero, “I’m a big admirer of the team at Magnolia. They’re creative and passionate, and I’m excited to put Survival in their hands.”

When a release date comes to light, we’ll let you know. For now, check out some stills and video previews here!

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