Exclusive: drunken zombie horror in Roger Christian's 'OctoberfeAst'
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These zombies won't even need to run in order to get you...
Roger Christian, art director on Alien and Star Wars and a director in his own right (The Dollar Bottom, Black Angel, Battlefield Earth), is set to liven up Germany's most famous beer festival by unleashing hordes of the undead on the perennial booze-tourists at Munich's Octoberfest. The director provides this synopsis...
"When a group of English lads go to the beer festival for the drink and the women, they bite off more than they can chew; chemicals sprayed underground to neutralise the millions of gallons of urine has the unfortunate side effect of literally waking the dead. Long-buried in ancient crypts below the site and in the hospital morgue, the zombies arise..."
A horror-fest erupts as the unprepared revellers battle the undead hordes unleashed on them. Christian describes the project as "In the vein of Shaun of the Dead and Zombieland" and promises that the film will embrace "the comedic side of the festival".
OctoberfeAst will be chief exec-produced by Julia Kroll, now in post-production on Vamps with director Amy Heckerling (Look Who's Talking, Clueless, Fast Times at Ridgemont High). Directed by Roger Christian, the script is written by Christian Piers Betley, screenwriter & president of Axel Pictures Inc. According to his LinkedIn profile, Betley has only just completed a stint on a 'zombie action horror movie', and is currently working with director Nick Powell.
OctoberfeAst films next year in Eastern Europe.
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