This summer, fans of horror lost the innovator of zombies as we know them today, George Romero. Though he is gone, his legacy continues to carry on in future zombie films, as can be seen in this trailer for the upcoming film, Day of the Dead: Bloodline.
This new film is directed by Hèctor Hernández Vicens and the screenplay by Mark Tonderai and Lars Jacobson, and from the title, one might think it is a sequel to Romero’s Day of the Dead but instead is a re-imagining of Romero’s third part of his Dead films. The film stars Sophie Skelton (Outlander) and Johnathan Schaech (Vice) and according to the synopsis,
Day of the Dead: Bloodline is set in a post-apocalyptic, zombie-filled world where a former med school student is tormented by a dark figure from her past. The only thing is, he’s a half-human, half-zombie hell-bent on destroying her world.
This sounds very close to the original, which can be seen in the trailer as well. I will say, the zombies do look great here as they’re not in CGI like the World War Z type, which is a relief. It’s hard to say how good this will actually be, and I’ll keep my expectations low, but anytime a zombie film will be released in theaters, I’m excited.
Check out the gory Red Band Trailer below and catch the film January 5th, 2018: