Sony Screen Gems’ long-troubled Patient Zero, the pandemic thriller starring Matt Smith (“Doctor Who,” Terminator Genisys), Academy Award nominee Stanley Tucci (The Hunger Games) and Natalie Dormer (“Game of Thrones”, The Forest), is set to finally arrive on VOD August 14, 2018, via Vertical Entertainment. It will then be released on DVD and Blu-ray this fall, specifically on October 23rd. Here’s some ugly official art for the Stefan Ruzowitzky-directed film that will also arrive in select theaters on September 14th.
This pandemic thriller, which also stars John Bradley (“Game of Thrones”) and Agyness Deyn (Clash of the Titans), sees humanity battling intelligent, adrenaline-fueled creatures born from a viral superstrain.
“An unprecedented global pandemic of a super strain of rabies has turned the majority of humankind into highly intelligent, streamlined killers known as ‘The Infected.’ One victim, Morgan (Matt Smith), who is asymptomatic and can communicate with the infected, leads the last survivors on a hunt for Patient Zero and a cure.”
“The great days of zombies are a little bit over. It’s time for something new,” said Ruzowitzky last year, adding that “the infected,” as they’re called, are “much sexier” than the undead. “They have a lot of energy, they’re fast, they’re good-looking. Not those walking vegetables.”