Matthew Butler premiered the zombie comedy short E’gad Zombies! last year (which featured Ian McKellen), and Screen Daily is reporting that the short film is being turned into a full length feature.

Titled The Curse Of The Buxom Strumpet, the movie tells a story "in which the inhabitants of a small seaside town are struck down with a deadly illness". Ian McKellen will return to star in the film and Judi Dench, Gillian Anderson, and Mark Williams are said to have joined the cast as well. Matthew Butler has co-written the script and will direct, with plans to shoot the film later this year.

If you'd like to get a good idea of what you can expect in the full movie, continue reading to watch the E'gad Zombies! trailer...

"Narrated by Ian McKellen, the award winning film is set in 1700’s England in a town called Upper Trollop where there lived a somewhat dappy poet named William Filthe... [William] decides to leave England and live as a monk, turning his back on life and love. On the morning of his departure however, he finds his household deserted and one of his servants, Sandwich, half eaten. Racing through the town to save the woman he loves, he discovers that Upper Trollop has been infected by an illness, turning all it’s inhabitants into crazed creatures and making them all rather…bitey…"

Source: Screen Daily