Cockneys vs Zombies will screen at this year’s Fantastic Fest and we have a look at the first poster from the film, along with a new batch of photos. The film is directed by Matthias Hoene and stars Michelle Ryan, Georgia King, Rasmus Hardiker, Harry Treadaway, Alan Ford, Tamer Hassan, Honor Blackman, Jack Doolan and Ashley Thomas.
“Cockneys vs Zombies is the story of Andy (Harry Treadaway) and Terry (Rasmus Hardiker): two hapless cockney brothers who try to save their grandad’s (Alan Ford) care home by robbing a bank. At the same time, a virus sweeps across East London turning all the inhabitants into flesh eating zombies. Faced with hordes of undead zombies, the challenge is to rescue a home full of tough old folks, escape with the loot, and get out of London alive!
n. pl. cock·ney or Cock·ney [kokni]
1. (Social Science / Peoples) (often capital) a native of London, esp of the working class born in the East End, speaking a characteristic dialect of English. Traditionally defined as someone born within the sound of the bells of St. Mary-le-Bow church.
2. (Linguistics) the urban dialect of London or its East End for example ‘Dog and Bone = Phone’.”
Detailed Story Synopsis: Andy and Terry are two clueless brothers with hearts of gold. Spending their days delivering meals-on-wheels and their nights picking fights in bars, the pair of misfits seem to care for nothing more than then their aging grandfather, Ray. In a desperate attempt to save Ray’s retirement home pension, the duo hatch a half witted plan to rob a bank. When the heist is bungled by the arrival of the cops, the team is forced to take two hostages and flee the scene, not realizing there are even bigger problems than the authorities in store for them. A mysterious virus has been let loose in East London and is rapidly turning all the inhabitants into good ol’ foot-dragging, flesh-eating zombies.
Meanwhile, on the other side of the city, Ray begins to mount an elderly army, determined to save themselves from the cockney undead. Ranging from the very ornery to the downright horny, Ray’s geriatric band of soldiers, armed with wheelchairs and crutches, barricade themselves inside their home, awaiting the impending bloodbath. One zombie at a time, Ray is out to prove that determination runs deep in the blood lines and that family should always stick together.