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Monday, July 13, 2009

New Zombie Movie Announced - "Gatekeeper"

Empire Online has just posted news about another upcoming zombie film, Gatekeeper. Starring Judge Reinhold, Lea Thompson, and Ron Pearlman, Gatekeeper is being said to be the Americanized Shaun of the Dead. We mentioned Pearlman in another zombie-featured film, I Sell the Dead, in a previous post. Circle of Confusion is the production company.

Now, I love zombies and zombie movies but I think it's a mistake to already make comparisons to Shaun of the Dead. And what needs 'Americanized' with Shaun anyway? I love hearing the ramblings when I read these announcements of people sick of zombies. I see their point as the past few years have been chock full 'o zombies, but I don't think you can have too much zombie goodness!

From the Empire site:

"We're told that the film is a zombie thriller, which producer Stephen Emery says will be "in the vein of 'Shaun of the Dead' for American audiences" - a laudable aim, at least. We're told that "a simple mistake" leaves three friends to defend their town from a zombie outbreak, in a script written and set to be directed by Isaac Meisenheimer."

1 comment:

  1. "I think it's a mistake to already make comparisons to Shaun of the Dead". I agree. A tad optimistic, isn't it?

    But I also think it's a mistake to give Judge Reinhold a leading role in a Zombie movie, so what do I know.


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