If you’ve seen one zombie film, you’ve seen them all, right? Not necessarily.
Bill Murray and Adam Driver are taking a stab at the genre with the zombie-comedy The Dead Don’t Die, which premiered at the Cannes Film just yesterday (May 14). The two play police officers in a small town made up of a few hundred people. The welcome sign reads, “A real nice place.” Well, not for long…
The redband trailer was just released — you can find the NSFW clip over at YouTube — and even in the first few seconds it has us LOLing.
It might be Driver’s dry delivery when saying, “Is there a plan to warn people about the zombie danger before it gets dark??” Or, Murray’s non-committal, replying, “I guess so.” Their lack of urgency may be based on the sleepy town environment or writer-director Jim Jarmush‘s (Only Lovers Left Alive) twisted sense of humor.
In addition to Murray and Driver, we find Tilda Swinton working as a mortuary makeup artist, and when her two cadavers both open their eyes, she declares, “Oh my, are you in this together??” We commend her for her composure under pressure.
Everyone is hitting their mark when it comes to bringing the funny, but will they save the day from a zombie apocalypse? Most likely yes, but watching it all unfold is part of the fun. And, we never know, Jarmush might flip the genre upside down with the zombies taking the win.
We should point out Murray starred in 2009’s Zombieland, so this is not his first foray into the zombie genre.
The Dead Don’t Die premiered at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival and will hit theaters on June 14. The ensemble cast is rounded out with Danny Glover, Chloë Sevigny and Selena Gomez.
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