With zombie outbreaks and zombie apocalypses having been heavily tread and retread on the big and small screens, it seems there’s now a scramble to tell stories in a post-zombie world. ComingSoon has debuted a poster and clip for the Manuel Carballo-directed thriller The Returned. Akin to the BBC series In The Flesh, The Returned takes place in a world where the infected can be rehabilitated and reintegrated into society.
Here are more details on the story from ComingSoon:
The Returned is set in a post-zombie world where a treatment called the "Return Protein" can stop the spread of the virus if injected quickly after infection, but cannot cure it. With daily injections, the "Returned" are able to live relatively normal lives, but with brutal attacks at the hands of Anti-Return groups and rumors that protein stock is running low, the world is again on the brink of chaos. In the midst of this turmoil are Alex (Kris Holden-Reid) and Kate (Emily Hampshire), a young, successful and enviable couple that are hiding a long held secret – Alex is Returned. Suspicious that a government order for all the Returned to report to a secure medical facility ‘for their own safety’, the couple flees, taking with them all the doses of "Return Protein" they have. Now in a race against the clock and few places to turn, they must face their worst fears and come to grips with the reality that if they are neither human nor zombies, who exactly are the Returned?
The film will begin a limited release on Valentine’s Day. I can’t think of a better way to set the mood for a romantic evening than a film about being secretly infected with an incurable disease that you're running out of medication for... that totally won't hit home for one in five people.