Director Ben Wheatley, whose most up-to-date movie The Meg 2: The Trench is now in theaters, is creating a brand new satirical zombie sequence undertaking titled Era Z.
Wheatley initially deliberate on creating Era Z again in 2019 for Channel 4 within the UK and it was stated to characteristic “rapacious child boomers and disaffected youngsters at one another’s throats.” The filmmaker described it as a ”zombie drama satirizing intergenerational divides within the UK.” After the pandemic hit, the undertaking was shelved.
He’s now dusting off the undertaking and says that is going to be the following undertaking he develops: “What I’m doing subsequent is six hours for Channel 4, [a] TV sequence, a horror-based factor […] In the identical method I did In The Earth after Rebecca, I’ll do one thing that’s again to [the] Kill Listing-y, Sightseers-y world.”
That is going to be a enjoyable undertaking! Wheatly tends to make entertaining movies and I loved the hell out of The Meg 2. The beforehand launched full synopsis of Era Z reads:
The long run appears to be like bleak for at present’s youth – seemingly-endless austerity, astronomical home costs, insurmountable pupil debt, a political system which seems intent on destroying itself… And so as to add insult to harm, their hard-earned taxes are being eaten up by the outdated – smug, self-satisfied, small-minded, “Little Englander” pensioners whose remaining sole objective in life is to make it a distress for everybody else.
In a small British city, tensions come to a head when a mysterious army convoy crashes exterior the Sunnywise Retirement House. The autos have been carrying a poisonous substance, which, because of the crash, leaks into the native atmosphere and infects the residents of the retirement group. The signs of this an infection rapidly manifest – an awesome urge for food for uncooked flesh. They’re outdated, they’re indignant they usually’re on the rampage. Because the army scrambles to regulate the outbreak and preserve all the things out of the media highlight, a bunch of normal youngsters discover themselves within the thick of the battle towards these flesh-eating child boomers.
Wheatley additionally stated that he’d wish to work on one other big-budget monster film, and particularly mentions a Kaiju film, which might be cool!