A pretty sweet sounding postapocalyptic thriller was announced this evening that sounds like the groundwork for the classic Image comic series The Walking Dead — only without zombies. Ray Stevenson (Punisher: War Zone), Jaime King (The Tripper, My Bloody Valentine 3D) and Stephen Moyer (“True Blood”), along with Robert Duvall (The Road) and James Caan (The Godfather), are all set to star in the postapocalyptic thriller Tribes of October from Philippe Martinez, who is directing and producing. You can read all about it inside.
“October” is set in a future in which New York has become surrounded by an endless desert plagued by heat storms, and the city’s technology is such that nothing made after 1960 works any more. In this environment, a detective (Stevenson) goes after a Mafia don (Caan) who is going after the remnants of the NYPD, led by Duvall. The detective is simultaneously searching for the love of his life (King). Moyer plays a cynical and street-smart detective.
Nick Vallelonga and Paul Sloan wrote the screenplay.
The production, budgeted at $25 million, is eying a summer start in Michigan.