George A. Romero’s follow-up to Diary of the Dead (US-2007; dir. George A. Romero) has for some time been called by the in-production title of “… of the Dead”.
Now (even though Romero has previously — and ironically — suggested that the title should perhaps be “Enough of the Dead”), we’ve been told that the official title is Survival of the Dead. Going on the synopsis, this makes perfect sense.
In a world where the dead rise to menace the living, rogue soldier Crocket (Alan Van Sprang) leads a band of military dropouts to refuge from the endless chaos. As they search for a place ” where the shit won’t get you”, they meet banished patriarch Patrick O’Flynn (played by Kenneth Welsh), who promises a new Eden on the fishing and ranching outpost Plum Island. The men arrive, only to find themselves caught in an age-old battle between O’Flynn’s family and rival clan the Muldoons. It turns out that Patrick was expelled from the isle for believing that the only good zombie is a dead zombie, while the Muldoons think it’s wrong to dispatch afflicted loved ones, attempting to look after their undead kinfolk until a cure is found. But their bid for stability on the homestead has turned perverse: the undead are chained inside their homes, pretending to live normal lives – and the consequences are bloody. A desperate struggle for survival will determine whether the living and the dead can coexist.
Arrow in the Head News has also provided this “rough-cut” trailer:
- Source: Arrow in the Head News via Avery