'Pandemic' Trailer Lets You Witness The Zombie Apocalypse Firsthand

There are plenty of movies set during various zombie apocalypses, but Pandemic pulls you right into the thick of the action with a first-person POV. Rachel Nichols plays a doctor who arrives in Los Angeles to stop the epidemic from taking over the entire world – though based on the conventions of the genre, I'm going to go ahead and guess that her efforts will prove ultimately futile. Mekhi PhiferAlfie AllenPat Healy, and Missi Pyle also star. Check out the first Pandemic trailer after the jump.

Catch the new Pandemic trailer on iTunes, or watch a YouTube embed below.

The first-person POV makes Pandemic feel kind of like a video game come to life, and the marketing team isn't shy about drawing the comparison. "Just try to think of it as a game. It'll help," says a character at one point. But the key difference, of course, is that in a movie, you can't control the main character. As a result, the Pandemic trailer feels kind of like watching someone else play a video game. And while watching other people play video games is a popular pastime in and of itself, in this particular case, it seems like in this particular case, it'd be more fun to take the reins yourself.

Pandemic arrives in theaters April 1 and on VOD April 5John Suits directed.

Pandemic is set in the near future, where a virus of epic proportions has overtaken the planet. There are more infected than uninfected, and humanity is losing its grip on survival. Its only hope is finding a cure and keeping the infected contained. Lauren (Rachel Nichols) is a doctor, who, after the fall of New York, comes to Los Angeles to lead a team to hunt for and rescue uninfected survivors.

Pandemic poster