“While Shaun of the Dead played with the conventions of the Zombie film genre, Fido plays against them.”
Fido was one of the flicks we really dugg at Sundance this year. So much so that Lionsgate even quoted us on the theatrical movie poster. Soon enough you’ll finally be able to see the film for yourself. Watch the new trailer below, followed by the official plot synopsis and six production photos.
Welcome to Willard, 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 deliver the mail.
Years ago, the earth passed through a cloud of space dust, causing the dead to rise with a craving for human flesh. A war began, pitting the living against the dead. In the ensuing revolution, a corporation was born: ZomCon, who defeated the legions of undead, and domesticated the zombies, making them our industrial workers, our domestic servants – a productive part of society. ZomCon would like the people of Willard to believe they have everything under controlâ€¦ but do they?
Timmy Robinson doesn’t think so. At eleven, Timmy already knows the world is phony baloney – Mom and Dad just won’t admit it. Now ZomCon’s head of security has moved in across the street, and Timmy’s Mom refuses to be the only housewife on the block who doesn’t have a zombie of her own. When she brings a zombie servant home, Timmy discovers a new best friend, and names him Fido. And even though Dad has a bad case of zombie-phobia, Timmy is determined to keep Fido, even if he does eat the odd person…
Fido hits theaters on June 15th 2007.