It's inevitable that any British movie about zombies made in the next 50 years is going to be compared to Shaun of the Dead. That's just what happens when a movie comes along as strong and original as Edgar Wright's brilliant love letter to the house Romero built. So let's just get that thought out of the way: Yes, Cockneys vs. Zombies is British. Yes, it's a comedy about a surprise zombie uprising. But that's about where the comparisons seem to end.
Going on the trailer alone, Cockneys vs. Zombies seems to be taking a more-the-merrier approach to not only its cast, which is a mixture of young London East Enders and old geezers from a retirement home (the most notable name looks to be Michelle Ryan from NBC's failed Bionic Woman reboot), but its number of exploding undead body parts.
The Matthias Hoene-directed horror comedy hits U.K. theaters August 31, 2012, but it's currently without a U.S. release date. It will be playing at Fantastic Fest, however, so you can count on us reporting back once we do see it.
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