The first theatrical trailer for George A. Romero's new Zombie film Survival of the Dead has been released by Magnet today and it looks fun. Before today everything that we've seen has been bloody red-band material. When I first heard Romero was making yet another zombie movie, I wasn't really sure how it would turn out. I didn't really care for his last couple zombie films, but slowly and surly the more I saw of this zombie flick the better it looked. I actually really enjoyed this new trailer, the film looks like it's gonna have a good mix of humor, blood and guts. The films stars Alan Van Sprang, Kenneth Welsh, Devon Bostick, Richard Fitzpatrick and Stefano Colacitti.
Immediately following the events of "Diary of the Dead," "Survival of the Dead," is the 6th film from George A. Romero to look at a world where Humans are in the minority and the zombies rule.
Off the coast of Delaware sits the cozy Plum Island where two families are locked in a struggle for power, as it has been for generations. The O'Flynn's, headed by patriarch Patrick O'Flynn (Kenneth Welsh) approach the zombie plague with a shoot-to-kill attitude. The Muldoons, headed by Shamus Muldoon (Richard Fitzpatrick), feel that the zombies should be quarantined and kept 'alive,' in hopes that a solution will someday be found.
The O'Flynn's, who are clearly outnumbered, are forced to exile Patrick by boat to the mainland, where he meets up with a band of soldiers, headed by Guardsman Sarge (Alan Van Sprang). They join forces and return to the island, to find that the zombie plague has fully gripped the divided community.
As the battle between humans and zombies escalates, the master filmmaker continues to reinvent the modern horror genre with wicked humor and pointed social commentary.
The movie opens up in theaters May 28th, but it will be available on VOD, XBOX Live, Playstation and Amazon this Friday. Check out the trailer below, and let us know what ya think about Romero's new zombie film!