First Trailer: Ford Brothers zombie sequel, “THE DEAD 2: INDIA”

One of the more acclaimed of contemporary zombie movies, the Ford Brothers’ THE DEAD has spawned a sequel set in, and subtitled, INDIA.

Billed as the first ever international production of a zombie film shot in the country, THE DEAD 2: INDIA follows the story of American engineer Nicholas Burton (Joseph Millson) in a race against time to reach his pregnant girlfriend Ishani Sharma (Meenu). Burton enlists the help of an orphan street kid Javed (Anand Goyal) and together they make a perilous 300 mile journey across deadly landscapes as a zombie apocalypse threatens to engulf the entire nation.

Speaking to crafting more international tales of the undead, Jon Ford said, ““We still felt our creative itches hadn’t been scratched and that we needed to continue our adventure into the living dead unknown. There just seemed to be too much talk and anticipation about us making another zombie movie we couldn’t ignore. So we thought let’s do it!. Part of the magic of The Dead was its minimalism both in terms of dialogue and how it played out in the road movie style. Not everyone was going to get that and we knew it. So we decided to embellish the story this time with a few more mainstream elements without losing what was so special about the first film.”

Co-director Howard J. Ford adds, “We have upped our game immensely in scale and adrenaline fueled action sequences with some terrifying situations in locations never seen before in the genre. Strap in, and get ready for the epic journey.”

Dan Rickard and Max Van De Banks return to do Special Makeup FX. The trailer (above) has been released in conjunction with all the happenings at Cannes. No word on release just yet.

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