The Ford Brothers, the British director, writer and producer team behind the acclaimed African-set zombie road movie The Dead, are in post-production with The Dead 2: India – the first-ever International production of a zombie film shot in India.
“The Dead 2: India follows the story of American engineer Nicholas Burton (Joseph Millson) in a race against time to reach his pregnant girlfriend Ishani Sharma (Meenu). Burton enlists the help of an orphan street kid Javed (Anand Goyal) and together they make a perilous 300 mile journey across deadly landscapes as a zombie apocalypse threatens to engulf the entire nation.”
Filmed in five weeks, in locations across India, including Rajasthan, Delhi and Mumbai, THE DEAD 2: INDIA is a Ford Brothers Film by Latitude Films, in association with Road Trip Pictures and stars Joseph Millson, Meenu, Anand Goyal, Sandip Datta Gupta & Poonam Mathur. It is written and directed by Howard J Ford & Jon Ford and produced by Howard J Ford. Executive Producer is Amir Moallemi, Special & Visual Effects by Dan Rickard, Special Make-Up Effects by Stuart Browne & Max Van De Banks. Director of Photography is Jon Ford and Music is by Imran Ahmad
“We have upped our game immensely in scale and adrenaline fuelled action sequences with some terrifying situations in locations never seen before in the genre. Strap in, and get ready for the epic journey,” Howard J Ford promises. READ MORE
Toronto stringer Mike Pereria is back with another round-up of mini-reviews for the newly released Blu-ray titles available at a store near you.
This morning he takes a look at Blue Underground’s HD release of Baby Yaga, what he calls “one of the most unique films to have emerged from the 70′s Italian genre scene,” along with the astounding Martha Marcy May Marlene, starring John Hawkes and Elizabeth Olsen, and Anchor Bay’s African zombie flick The Dead. Check out all of his scores below and then chime in with your thoughts. READ MORE
Unlike anything audiences have been exposed to before, The Dead grabs you by the throat and takes you on a visceral journey across the harsh but stunning landscapes of Africa where the sole survivor of the doomed final evacuation flight out of the continent, has more than just the unforgiving terrain to deal with.
Written and directed by Howard J. Ford and Jon Ford, The Dead has also stunned audiences at such prestigious film festivals such as Fantastic Fest, FrightFest and the Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival. Garnering hundreds of rave reviews during its theatrical release, The Dead truly has become an instant cult classic. READ MORE
Opening in UK cinemas on September 2 from Anchor Bay is The Ford Brothers’ The Dead, the much anticipated zombie survival flick that will eventually open in the US this coming October.
Directed by The Ford Brothers and shot on previously unseen locations across Burkina Faso and Ghana, West Africa, The Dead is unlike anything horror audiences have ever experienced – an apocalyptic, savage journey to the heart of Africa – where life and death is far from black and white.
“The story is centered around the journey of American Air Force engineer Lieutenant Brian Murphy (ROB FREEMAN), the sole survivor of a plane crash, who has to run the gauntlet across Africa, battling with the living dead. He joins forces with local military man Sergeant Daniel Dembele (PRINCE DAVID OSEI) who is desperately searching for his missing son. They must fight together if they are to survive the flesh-eating horrors of the bush.”
Howard J Ford, Director of the African zombie flick The Dead (review), was finally able to reveal today that US and UK theatrical distribution are right now being agreed and will be announced shortly. “Sorry it’s taken a long while to get news out. In truth, it’s taken us a year longer than anticipated for distribution to be agreed but for very good reason: We could have taken 100+ deals from distributors for `The Dead’ to just go out on DVD but we didn’t nearly kill ourselves shooting this movie on 35mm film across Africa for it not to go out on the big screen.” Although unable to say who has bought the film, Ford revealed that “distribution in the US will happen theatrically, initially in 20 major US cities this spring and then spread outward depending on how many people actually turn up to see it.” Check out the film’s official website.