Sneak Peek at The Dead II
By Ben Bussey
This was a surprise. I must confess, either I was unaware or I’d completely forgotten that the Ford Brothers were working on a follow-up to their Burkina Faso-shot zombie film, as notorious for the drama that occurred off-camera as on (as detailed in Howard J. Ford’s book). But work on The Dead II is indeed underway, and we have the first evidence of that here in the form of the teaser trailer below, which premiered this past Saturday at FrightFest’s Halloween All-Nighter. This time the action will take place in India, with a shoot scheduled for February/March 2013.
The press release quotes the Ford Bros thus:
Howard: “We have been receiving so much enthusiasm and demand for a sequel we owe it to the fans of ‘The Dead 1′ to deliver something that goes way beyond what we could achieve first time around and the starting point was to find the most stunning and varied landscapes where we have not seen the dead walk before! This teaser trailer is just to give people a little flavour of where we’re heading and to find out if the fans are behind it…’
Jon: ‘We want part 2 to do something few sequels can rarely achieve by surpassing the first film in every way! We want to give the fans unique and stunning locations, more intense story and action, while maintaining the emotional heart that runs through the whole film. It’s still a journey movie which will have a controversial edge and a lot more scares!”
I was plenty impressed by The Dead back at FrightFest 2010, and definitely look forward to seeing how the Fords follow it up. Just hope the poor buggers have a bit more luck behind the scenes this time…