Start of Production: ‘REC 3: Genesis’

After a slew of fan-made posters were debunked, Bloody Disgusting received official word from Filmax International that Paco Plaza is fully stocked up for a zombie apocalypse and will be going behind cameras on REC 3: Genesis next Monday, April 4.

The pic is said to carry the essence of the first two REC pics, co-directed by Plaza and Jaume Balagueró, who will act as creative producer this time around. He will direct the fourth installment, Apocalypse.

As previously reported, Leticia Dolera (Spanish Movie, Semen, A Love Story, “White Glove”) and Diego Martin (Three Meters Above the Sky, “There Is No One Alive”) both star.

The script, written by Luiso Berdejo (writer also REC) and Paco Plaza, recovers the essence of the first installment, which terrified the public. The shoot will be held for 7 weeks in several locations in Barcelona.
The original REC crew are back ready to submit their ensemble cast to another fight for survival against the zombie infection. This time to the backdrop of an original soundtrack.

The new chapter will see the film “open up” by using a more traditional cinematographic style. However the film’s roots have not been forgotten and viewers will still be immersed in the action watching certain events unfold through the eye of the video camera. The action in REC 3 GENESIS encompasses the events of the first two films and after the sense of claustrophobia previously experiences.

The action now takes place miles away from the original location and partly in broad daylight giving the film an entirely fresh yet disturbing new reality. The infection has left the building.

In a clever twist that draws together the plots of the first two movies this third part of the saga also works as a decoder to uncover information hidden in the first two films and leaves the door open for the final installment the future REC 4 Apocalypse.