At some point, the zombie revival that has been shambling through cinemas for the last decade has to run out of steam. But it isn’t done yet, and the trailer for Cockneys vs Zombies suggests that there is still some good fun to be had with the walking dead.

The film was written by James Moran, who wrote the very entertaining film Severance, which had some smart and funny jokes based on well-known horror film tropes. It seems like he’s taken the same approach here, and to good effect. This is a fun little trailer — and one that is well worth the red-band label, by the way — with some good and gory gags that play on zombie movies gone by, without feeling like it is relying on simple rehashes. Check out the footage below. Read More »

In London, a new film called Ashes has pulled together an impressive core trio: Ray Winstone, Jim Sturgess and Lesley Manville. The film also features Jodie Whittaker (who’ll be a lot more known once people have a chance to see Attack the Block) and Luke Evans, and will be directed by Mat Whitecross.

We don’t have many plot details, but the script, by the director and Paul Viragh (the two also did the Ian Dury biopic Sex and Drugs and Rock and Roll, starring Andy Serkis) is described as a ‘contemporary noir thriller.’ Good enough for me, especially with that cast. It’s a relatively low-budget affair ($8m), with part of the money coming from Coldplay. Yeah, that Coldplay. The film will begin shooting next week on the Isle of Man.[Variety]

Speaking of Attack the Block, one of the companies behind that movie is assembling another UK genre picture, called Cockneys Vs. Zombies. Details on that are after the break. Read More »