Modern-day zombie killer Ving Rhames, who appeared in the remakes of Dawn of the Dead and Day of the Dead, is about to beat the snot out of the undead once again ... and this time he's working for The Asylum! Yes, the company that brought you Snakes on a Train and Almighty Thor is digging into the zombie game. Their Zombie Apocalypse, which will star Mr. Rhames and Taryn Manning, won't hit the shelves until December, but our pals at Dread Central have some rather gory stills to share with you.
The plot? After 90 percent of the world's population has been destroyed by a zombie plague, a group of survivors find themselves battling their way to the island of Catalina. Novel!
As a guy who's seen an inordinate number of Asylum titles, I'm slightly hopeful but mostly skeptical. The Asylum is great at marketing and promoting their product ... but their movies are usually pretty awful. Still, one cannot be a horror film junkie without possessing a good dose of "perpetual optimism." Plus it's fascinating to note that screenwriter Craig Engler now works on monster movies for both SyFy and The Asylum!