Black & Blue Films (Dead Cert) is currently in post-production on yet another horror film, Devil’s Playground, which stars Danny Dyer (Severance), Jaime Murray (“Dexter”), Janet Montgomery (The Hills Run Red, Wrong Turn 3), Craig Fairbrass, Shane Taylor, Craig Conway, Steven Berkoff, Lisa McAllister, Bart Ruspoli, Del Henney and Jack Healy. Directed by Mark McQueen, a hardened killer searches for a cure to the illness causing a zombie apocalypse across the globe, and that is slowly turning him into one. Check out the first still and a long synopsis below.
“London: The not too distant future. Newgen Industries, a leading pharmaceutical company company, is trying to placate a media uproar. Its new “legal performance enhancer”, RAK-295, has met with spectacular failure during testing, causing severe physical and allergic reactions in all 30,000 of its test subjects….
Allergic reactions in all but one user… Angela Mills.
Angela is pregnant and is making arrangements for own leave of absence from a city full of woe and bad memories for her.
With Angela being the only person not to report any type of reaction to Newgen, Dr. Brooke (Head of Newgen) understands that Angela may hold the key to solving this disaster and enlists Cole, the head of security to find her and bring her in for examination.
But Cole, a hardened ex-mercenary, has just handed in his resignation to Peter White, the CEO of the company. Why? He wants out – the undercover violent and murderous job of solving problems ‘off the record’ has started to weigh heavy on his conscience.
…His timing couldn’t be worse. A violent outbreak of a RAK-295 test subject at Newgen’s labs reveals that the drug has far, far more catastrophic consequences then either Brooke, White or Cole could imagine. The drug reacts with extreme volatility in the subject, taking over their physiology and mental faculties, and causing accelerated and highly advanced muscular improvement, where that person becomes incredibly fast, incredibly agile, and incredibly ferocious – effectively that person ceases to be who they once were and instead are now these crazed and enraged beings. What’s more, not only does it make them impervious to pain, the drug carries a vicious contagion – one bite and the victim ‘turns’ too.
The outbreak claims Brooke and Peter White and during the struggle Cole is bitten – his fate sealed.
Or is it?…“