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Exit Humanity Combines The Walking Dead & Old West

| 12 Jul 2011 19:30

A new film looks like it'll be just as compelling as you'd expect zombies and cowboys to be, though you may have to watch Schindler's List for a pick-me-up afterwards.

if Undead Nightmare proved anything, it was that zombies and cowboys were a winning match. A new movie is seeking to capitalize on this formula by pitting zombies against people with a post-Civil War America as the film's backdrop. Based on the railer, it looks like it could be pretty excellent.

The film takes place in a pretty desolate America, one that still seems broken from the events of the Civil War. It's also interesting because it seems less focused making survivors escape from overwhelming undead hordes and more interested in making showing how the characters deal with the emotional toll that both the war and ensuing zombie apocalypse has dealt. According to the summary on YouTube:

How does a man deal with the loss of everything meaningful in his life, and the loss of mankind's humanity amongst chaos and despair? Set in 1870's Tennessee, Exit Humanity is the legend of Edward Young's horrific and dramatic journey through an unexplainable outbreak of the walking dead to lay to rest the most important thing in his life, his son's ashes. The bleak post-Civil War era backdrop highlights the severe divide that the United States was facing, the disasters that arise when man tries to play God, and the true loss of hope that so many felt during this period in history.

Exit Humanity blends live action and classical animation to explore how when in situations of severe horror, we must find hope through the very fears that drive us. Starring horror icons Bill Moseley (Devil's Rejects, House of 1000 Corpses), Dee Wallace (E.T., Cujo), Stephen McHattie (The Watchmen [SIC], 300), introducing new horror hero Mark Gibson, and Narrated by Brian Cox (Braveheart, The Bourne Identity), Exit Humanity is a zombie saga that tells the tale of the ultimate battle of good vs. evil.

The animated bits are taken from Edward young's journal, which apparently serves to frame events. These illustrations were done by artist Snezhan Bodurov.

So far, the concept is certainly interesting, and the trailer looks good (the illustrated journal entries are especially stylish). Not only that, but there's some pretty stellar talent involved with this project, which is pretty promising. No word yet on when this film is set to come out, not to mention whether or not it'll receive a theatrical release.

Source: Exit Humanity via io9

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