As over-saturated as we are with zombie movies at times, there are always new angles to hit on. Zombies are rich with subtext and writers and directors keep finding different facets to highlight. The British nano-budget film "Colin" looks like a great example. The film was the talk of Cannes, has gotten positive reviews in the US and UK, and talks are in progress for US and Japanese distribution. From the press release:
The lack of heavy zombification effects may actually help the film, and it's interesting to see a sensitive looking British lad as a zombie. Director Marc Price has said in interviews that Colin remains attached to things that were important to him in life, which makes way for a dramatic exploration of who he was. Don't worry, though - Price also talks about how important it is to get in the gore horror fans are used to.
While a movie shot on a tiny budget will always look it to some degree, the camerawork and acting in the trailer are amazingly good - especially for actors who are the director's friends and/or found on Facebook. The special effects team had just come off of "X-Men 3", so the latex in "Colin" is leftover Wolverine parts. It's good to know that at least something good came out of "X-Men 3".
The UK Daily Mail interviewed director Marc Price in May, and their article has a few nifty stills from the film. Zombies + UK accents? Yes, please!