CATEGORIES Comedy, Horror, Casting, New Releases, Lionsgate Films, Fandom, Movie News, New Releases, CinematicalYou know how, at the end of Shaun of the Dead (SPOILER AHEAD!), the zombies that were still around had been domesticated? Well, someone has made a whole movie with that premise and, since as far as I'm concerned it's almost as hard to make a bad zombie movie as it is to screw up one about vampires, it sounds pretty damn good to me.
The movie - called Fido - is set in 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." I mean, hell. What's not to love about that? Despite a small human-flesh-eating problem that emerged when the dead first rose, everything has been fine since the invention of a collar that calmed the zombies down. However, things take a turn for the worse when "Timmy Robinson's best friend in the whole wide world ([who] is a six-foot tall rotting zombie named Fido)...eats the next-door neighbor." Surely I speak for a lot of you when I say "HA!"
Despite its super low-budget and indie sound, Fido was in fact produced by Lionsgate which, based on the success of recently releases like Saw and Hostel, certainly knows what it's doing. In addition, he cast includes Billy Connolly as Fido and Carrie-Anne Moss as Timmy's mom, which isn't too shabby. There's no release date yet, but this sucker just might be Lionsgate's next sneaky hit.