Pics and a trailer for the upcoming zombie film Fido
7th Sep 06
We've been keeping our eyes open for news on this film ever since we heard about it's production way back in June last year. A zombie comedy film set in the 50s with Carrie Ann-Moss, Peter Stormare and Billy Connolly? We're first in line dude...
Well, the first official pictures have now been released by Lionsgate, which you can see below. The film, directed by Andrew Currie, is set in a small 1950s town where rotting zombies deliver the mail. The pic also stars Henry Czerny, K'Sun Ray, Tim Blake and Nelson Dylan Baker.
You can also now view the trailer at MSN, although we can't because we use Macs and can't be bothered to download IE. Oh well...
Welcome to Willard, a small town lost in the idyllic world of the 50's, where the sun shines every day, everybody knows their neighbor, and rotting zombies carry the mail.
Years ago, the earth passed through a cloud of space dust, causing the dead to rise with an insatiable hunger for human flesh. Terror spread across the land, until a collar was invented that made the zombies docile, even useful. A company was born: ZomCon.
Thanks to their patented domestication collar, zombies became gardeners, milkmen, servants, even pets. ZomCon would like everyone to believe that they have the world under control. But do they?
Timmy Robinson (K’Sun Ray) doesn't think so. He thinks the world is "phony-baloney". An awkward loner, Timmy spends so much time in his room even his own parents don't notice him. So when Mom (Carrie-Anne Moss) buys a zombie (Billy Connolly) to help around the house, Timmy is surprised, and even curious, when the beast wants to play catch. When the zombie saves him from the local bullies, a true friendship is born, and Timmy names the zombie "Fido."
But Fido's collar goes on the fritz, and the neighbors start paying the ultimate price. To complicate matters, ZomCon's notorious zombie-control specialist, Mr. Bottoms (Henry Czerny), has moved in across the street.
What begins as a small town story about a boy and his best friend becomes a biting satire about our world, the price of fear, and the rewards of risking love. FIDO will rip your heart out.
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.