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Thursday, May 17, 2012

Night of the Living Dead: Resurrection Going International

Todd Jepperson

Following up on our post from last July, we’re hearing, through Dread Central, that the all horror UK remake of Romero’s classic: Night of the Living Dead has been picked up by 4Digital Media for distribution in the UK while Grindstone Entertainment Group will be in charge of distribution here in North America. Grindstone will, most likely, be releasing the film through Lionsgate Home Entertainment (hopefully) some time later this year. 

From the Press Release:

4Digital Media has 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."

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