Over the last couple of days, Millennium Films and Saban Films have given us both the ace new poster art and the first official still from their Day of the Dead: Bloodline, a reimagining of George A. Romero’s bleak 1985 classic.
Produced by the Texas Chainsaw 3D/Leatherface team of Christa Campbell and Lati Grobman, the film was directed by The Corpse of Anna Fritz’s Hèctor Hernández Vicens. It stars Sophie Skelton, Jeff Gum, Marcus Vanco, onetime star of ITV’s Gladiators Mark ‘Rhino’ Smith and remake regular Johnathon Schaech (Prom Night, Quarantine) as Max, the film’s take on iconic fan favourite Bub from Romero’s original.
Day of the Dead: Bloodline is set in a post-apocalyptic, zombie-filled world where a former med school student is tormented by a dark figure from her past. The only thing is, he’s a half-human, half-zombie hell-bent on destroying her world.
In the wake of Romero’s passing, it’s hard not to think that this remake is something we really don’t need, but I’ll try my best to keep an open mind. Day of the Dead: Bloodline hits US cinemas, VOD, and Digital HD on January 5th, 2018.
Words: Kevan Farrow (@KevanX)