George A. Romero zombie pic set for spring
George A. Romero’s new zombie pic, “Survival of the Dead,” has landed at Magnet Releasing, which has set a spring release.Romero’s film, the latest in a series starting with 1968’s “Night of the Living Dead,” bowed at the Venice and Toronto film festivals this year. Magnet will unspool “Survival” on VOD platforms nationwide a month before its theatrical release. Story centers on an isolated refuge where two powerful families maintain a semblance of order in the wake of the zombie holocaust. But as the inhabitants slowly die off, the two clans become sharply divided, leading to an escalating showdown with echoes of a classic Western standoff. Magnet has released Tomas Alfredson’s “Let the Right One In,” John Woo’s “Red Cliff,” Nacho Vigalondo’s “Timecrimes” and Tony Jaa’s “Ong Bak 2.” Upcoming it has Nicolas Winding Refn’s “Bronson” and action sequel “District 13 — Ultimatum,” from helmer Patrick Alessandrin.