Exorcismus director Manuel Carballo is in pre-productioin on The Returned, a film we last mentioned during our American Film Market coverage last fall. With a new film market kicking off this week – that being Cannes – Filmax has revealed new sales art for the film and an updated synopsis.
Kate works at the hospital in the Return Unit, helping those who have been infected by the virus that turns people into zombies. Kate’s dedication to her work is absolute, but few people realize that for her it is also a personal matter; Kate’s own husband, Jason, has been returned.
After various brutal and prolific attacks at the hands of Anti-Return groups and rumours that the “Protein” stock is running dangerously low, Kate fears for Jason´s safety. Suspicious of the government’s order that all the returned should report to a secure medical facility ‘for their own safety’, the couple decides to flee, taking with them all the doses of “Return Protein” they have. At no point does the couple imagine that the real threat is a lot closer than they think.
Hatem Khraiche Ruiz-Zorrilla scripted the film. He also penned the Spanish thriller The Hidden Face. We’ll keep you posted when The Returned moves into production.