Gremlins director Joe Dante is set to enter the crowded zombie movie market with his new feature Burying the Ex, and we’ve got your first sneak peek at the zom-rom-com (say that five times fast).
Anton Yelchin, Ashley Greene and Alexandra Daddario star in this twisted tale of love from beyond the grave, which has it Venice Film Festival debut today. Yelchin plays a young man who must deal with his clingy undead girlfriend (Greene), who refuses to let the relationship die even though she’s passed on. That’s bad news for Yelchin, who’s looking to move on with his life by hooking up with a living, breathing, significant other (Daddario).
The premise isn’t entirely new, but what is in the zombie field these days? What really matters is that the clip is entertaining, demonstrating that Dante hasn’t lost any of his magical touch when it comes to mixing the humorous with the macabre.
We have no idea when Burying the Ex will make its North American debut, since it’s still looking for domestic distribution – but we hope the Venice showing goes well. Check out the clip below and let us know what you think.
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