Zombie pets! Oh yes! We reported about this new film Fido back in June (see here), but now Fangoria have published the first set pictures and a more detailed report on the film's production. Starring Carrie-Anne Moss, Billy Connolly and Peter Stormare, Fido is set in a small 1950s town where rotting zombies deliver the mail.
Described as a cross between Lassie Come Home and Night of the Living dead, the film (the first major project from Canadian production company Anagram Pictures) is written and directed by Andrew Currie (based on Dennis Heaton's story) and follows the story of the Robinsons, a family living in an alternate 1950s after the world has been damaged from fighting between humans and zombies.
Thankfully, a company called ZomCon has found a way to control the undead population, leading to a whole new industry where the creatures are now employed to perform menial tasks. One such zombie, named Fido (Billy Connolly), has become a member of the family and best friend to young Timmy Robinson, but Timmy's dad Bill (Dylan Baker) is not at all happy about the situation...
With Lions Gate handling distribution, Anagram is scheduled to deliver the finished film in March 2006, with a theatrical release to follow.
Visit Fangoria for a full set report and interview with the director.
8th Jun 04 The film opens with a very similar voiceover narration to the original (see Trivia) but with different footage as we tour the furnace room, all fingernail scratches and blood-clotted hair, of the Hewitt residence.