It was at FrightFest in 2013 that I saw The Dead 2 (review), The Ford Brothers astonishing follow up to their groundbreaking zombie horror, The Dead. Finally the film has been granted a UK distribution deal courtesy of Altitude.
The Dead 2 has been widely available in the US since last year, so the news that the film will finally make its way to the UK for horror fans to enjoy is extremely exciting. Zombie fans, and fans of the original film will love this!
Screen Daily confirmed the deal:
Altitude has acquired UK rights for The Dead 2 from Jinga Films.
The Ford Brothers’ horror sequel has also sold to Programstore for France, Shooting Stars for Middle East, Sinema for Turkey and Rafaella for the Philippines.
Starring Joseph Millson, The Dead 2 follows an American engineer working in rural India who has to save his pregnant girlfriend when a zombie epidemic spreads chaos across the country.
The film was released in the US through Anchor Bay last year. There are no dates confirmed yet for the UK.
Widely regarded as one of the most popular of all the recently made zombie films, The Dead has enjoyed international praise, critical acclaim and success since its initial release a few years ago. The film was the first horror film entirely filmed in Africa. It was only fitting that the next stop be another first for the genre; India, where the challenges of filming a horror film are as unique as the dramatic setting.
The Dead 2: India was produced by Latitude Films in association with Road Trip Pictures. Howard J. Ford serves as producer, Amir Moallemi & Josephine Rose (Wiggin EP) executive produced with Jon Ford as the director of photography.
The Dead 2: India is written and directed by Howard J. Ford and Jonathan Ford, and the cast includes Joseph Millson, Meenu Mishra and Anand Krishna Goyal.
A ship docks fresh from Somalia which contains one infected worker that passes unnoticed into the very heart of India’s overpopulated bustling streets, setting off an unstoppable chain of events. Meanwhile, American turbine engineer Nicholas Burton (Millson) is working in the peaceful stunning Indian countryside when he receives a call from his love, a local girl who lives on the outskirts of the slums of Mumbai. She reveals she is now pregnant and scared for her life as chaos and terror have taken ahold of the cities as the dead return to life and attack the living. Nicholas has to battle his way across their 300 mile distance, all of which is ferociously infected. With the help of a young street kid, he has to rely on his wits and sheer brute force to try and save them all.