Doc of the Dead is a zombie culture documentary that is being directed by Alexandre O. Philippe (The People vs. George Lucas). The documentary is expected to be wrapped up later this year and we have an update on some of the horror icons that have filmed segments.
We previously told you that Simon Pegg and George A. Romero have filmed segments. On top of that, we've been told that you can expect interviews with Max Brooks, Stuart Gordon, and Sid Haig. Other horror-related actors and filmmakers are expected to take part and we'll have another update when they are officially confirmed.
Additionally, we've been told that they're planning a trip to Haiti to cover the voodoo zombie origins with an expert on the topic. A release date has not been announced, but it's been revealed that the film will be wrapped up by the end of the year. They do have a distribution agreement in place, so we look forward to sharing more with Daily Dead readers in the near future. Here's the previous announcement, clips, and trailer:
"THEY’RE YOU. THEY’RE US. THEY’RE EVERYWHERE…THEY’RE ALL MESSED UP…THEY’RE DEAD. DOC OF THE DEAD is the definitive Zombie culture documentary, and speculative chronicle of the Zombie Apocalypse. The film features appearances by Simon Pegg (Shaun of the Dead) and the Grandfather of Zombie-dom, George A. Romero (Night of the Living Dead, Dawn of the Dead). Others planned for the film include author Max Brooks (World War Z, soon to be a major motion picture starring Brad Pitt), Greg Nicotero (Executive Producer and make-up FX “The Walking Dead”), Charlie Adlard (Artist, “The Walking Dead”), Mick Garris (Stephen King's “The Shining,” and “The Stand”), Steve Barton (Dread Central), Alan Jones (Frightfest), and many more!
The Zombie Apocalypse seems to be on everybody's lips these days. Should we categorize it as fiction, dismiss it as far-fetched paranoia, or speculate about it as a plausible scenario? Doc of the Dead is brought to the screen by the creators of the groundbreaking, participatory and award-winning The People Vs. George Lucas - Director Alexandre O. Philippe, Director of Photography/Producer Robert Muratore and Producer Kerry Deignan Roy. It’s co-hosted by Geekscape’s own Jonathan London and Red Letter Media’s infamous Mr. Plinkett (The Phantom Menace review), who will be sitting in his basement, far away from all the chaos.
Doc of the Dead delves deep into the myriad crevasses of Zombie culture to deliver the first-ever, in-depth look at a contemporary social pandemic of global proportions. Shot and edited in a cinematically edgy, high-octane style, it will host a rich and entertaining dialogue with Zombie experts and celebrities, seek participation from YouTubers and indie filmmakers, and examine viral cultural trends to explore the possibility and ramifications of an actual zombie outbreak with sociologists, virologists, chemists, and members of the Zombie Research Society.
In short, this is the film that zombie fans across the globe have been secretly waiting for; and because reality is scarier than fiction, prepare to be utterly and positively FREAKED OUT! And remember – always aim for the head.
Doc of the Dead is written and directed by Alexandre O. Philippe, and produced by DoP Robert Muratore, and Kerry Deignan Roy."
If you'd like to learn more about Doc of the Dead, check out the following interview we conducted with Alexandre O. Philippe: http://dailydead.com/exclusive-alexandre-o-philippe-talks-doc-of-the-dead/
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