Something we’ll all have to accept: Inevitably, everything we know will have some sort of “zombie” spin on it. If you can think of it, there is, or will be, some sort of take on it which involves the undead. With that said, let us introduce you to Goal of the Dead.
And if you can’t guess from the title: It’s a zombie soccer movie.
That’s the teaser art you see to the right. The fellas at Twitch landed the info and say Benjamin Rocher and Thierry Poiraud are going to direct. The former was co-director on the French zombie film The Horde and Poiraud was co-director of Atomik Circus.
The synopsis goes like this…
Saturday, the 18th of January 2012. A quarter of an hour before the match. An hour before the Apocalypse.In a small village in the north-east of France, Caplongue, lays a nuclear power plant, an industrialized agriculture and a church lower than its unemployment rate but also, the football team, which managed to reach the 1/32nd French Final Cup with a lot of courage and talent. The village is all the more jubilating at the idea of receiving the Paris Olympic, a top league club with famous footballers. For the Paris Olympic, it’s the opposite. The team mustn’t lose. This match, which was supposed to be a formality, has become of paramount importance. Between Paris and Caplongue, there is more than 250kms. It’s a match that opposes the rural to the urban world, the amateurs to the professionals, a province town to the capital, the poor to the rich. While the amateurs give a rough ride to the professionals, an epidemic instantly transforms the players, the spectators and the inhabitants into strange and enraged creatures.
Based on the teaser art, Goal of the Dead is a two-part tale, part one being called “First Leg” the second being, naturally, “Second Leg.” We shall see if this comes to fruition.
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