"Survival of the Dead" is the latest film in George A. Romero's continuing exploration of a post-apocalyptic world in which zombies rule and humans are the minority, but fans of the zombie movie genre aren't the only ones who should take note of the film — comic book fans might notice some familiar art in one of the film's promotional posters.
In a "Survival of the Dead" poster we're revealing exclusively here on Splash Page, "The Walking Dead" artist Charlie Adlard turns his considerable talents back to the zombie genre he knows so well... with chilling results.
You can check out the full poster below, and read on for all the gory details about the latest chapter in Romero's undead saga.
"Survival of the Dead" is currently available on VOD, Amazon, VUDU, Xbox LIVE & PlayStation, and will hit theaters May 28. The film is rated R for "strong zombie violence/gore, language and brief sexuality."
Yeah, that sounds like a winning combination for zombie fun to me, too.
Here's the official plot synopsis for the film:
Immediately following the events of "Diary of the Dead," "Survival of the Dead," is the 6th film from George A. Romero to look at a world where Humans are in the minority and the zombies rule.
Off the coast of Delaware sits the cozy Plum Island where two families are locked in a struggle for power, as it has been for generations. The O'Flynn's, headed by patriarch Patrick O'Flynn (Kenneth Welsh) approach the zombie plague with a shoot-to-kill attitude. The Muldoons, headed by Shamus Muldoon (Richard Fitzpatrick), feel that the zombies should be quarantined and kept 'alive,' in hopes that a solution will someday be found.
The O'Flynn's, who are clearly outnumbered, are forced to exile Patrick by boat to the mainland, where he meets up with a band of soldiers, headed by Guardsman Sarge (Alan Van Sprang). They join forces and return to the island, to find that the zombie plague has fully gripped the divided community.
As the battle between humans and zombies escalates, the master filmmaker continues to reinvent the modern horror genre with wicked humor and pointed social commentary.
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