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Our Editor In Chief, a renowned expert in zombie cinema, has meticulously crafted a list of the upcoming zombie movies of 2024 and beyond. From classic shuffling zombies to more modern interpretations, these films promise to offer a fresh take on this beloved horror genre.
Our selection is diverse, featuring everything from the newest zombie apocalypse movies to the zombie movies coming soon. Whether you’re in the mood for a spine-chilling adventure or a gripping narrative, you can expect to find a mix of new zombie films that cater to every taste. Our guide is the perfect resource for discovering any new zombie films coming out, ensuring you won’t miss out on the future zombie movies that are set to redefine the genre.
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Director: Gisyerg Bermudez
Release Date: October 10, 2024
Starring: Richard Ryan, Anniette Sharai Calderon, Steve Silverie
Current Status: Pre-Production
Crawlers is an upcoming zombie film set in the near future of 2030, where a zombie pandemic of ‘biblical proportions’ wipes out the population in the U.S. The movie will follow a group of American survivors who make their way to Mexico, a southern sanctuary believed to be zombie free.
2Plaguepits: The Torture Dead
Director: Peter Thorndike
Release Date: TBA 2024
Starring: Bill Hutchens, Nicholas Vince, Asgeir Gunnarsson
Current Status: Post-Production
Find out what happens when a group of sadistic zombies uses medieval torture machines to fulfill an ancient curse. [via IMDB]
Paranormal experts venture into a mysterious forest in central Europe, drawn by an ancient tale of plague victims banished there to die. Legends whisper of a hidden treasure and tales of a devil-worshiping sect that conducted dark rituals and promised to rise from the dead for revenge. Intriguingly, the day these experts step into the forest aligns with the prophesied date of the cult’s resurrection. Shortly after their entry, their equipment malfunctions, splitting them into trios, isolated from one another. As the forest’s ambiance grows increasingly ominous, the more intuitive members begin to suspect that the age-old tales might hold some truth
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Director: Chris Brewster
Release Date: TBA
Starring: Wesley Snipes
Current Status: In Development
Wesley Snipes killing zombies instead of vampires? Count us in!
Outbreak Z will focus on two SWAT officers who are searching for a man who has the zombie virus vaccine in an overrun campus. Snipes will play the role of one of the officers, and at this time, we don’t know who the other officer is (although casting is currently underway).
The film is set to be directed by Chris Brewster, who is responsible for choreographing Daredevil.
Snipes will also be executive producing the film.
I think it’s safe to say that with Snipes’ incredible action movie past, we could be looking at a potential box office hit with Outbreak Z. Snipes + zombies…you can’t go wrong!
4The Forest of Hands and Teeth Movie
Release Date: TBA (Currently in pre-production)
Director: Kate Maberly
Starring: Maisie Williams
Current Status: Pre-Production
We don’t know much about the upcoming Forest of Hands and Teeth movie just yet, as it was just announced. But we do know that Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams will play the lead role as Mary, and the concept of the book sounds incredible. Rest assured, it is a zombie apocalypse survival film, despite IMDB oddly listing it as a romance movie.
Essentially, it’s like The Village, but outside the walls lies endless hordes of the undead.
5Rise of the Living Dead
Release Date: TBA (Pre-production)
We don’t have much along the lines of details for the Rise of the Living Dead project, but it’s apparently set in the late 1960s and follows a scientist who makes a deal with the military to find a way for humans to sustain life in the event of Mutual Assured Destruction, creating a curse that will plague mankind for the rest of days. It’s set right before Night of the Living Dead, and the project is being led by Cameron Romero, the son of George A. Romero. Hopefully, we’ll have more details soon. For now, we just have a description and a movie poster.
6George A. Romero Presents: Road of the Dead
Release Date: TBA
Director: Matt Birman
The story is set six years after Land of the Dead, and it takes place on an island on which zombie prisoners race cars in a coliseum to entertain the wealthy. It’s undeniably a ridiculous premise, but it also sounds like a lot of fun. The director is Matt Birman, who describes the upcoming zombie film as Road Warrior meets Rollerball. The screenplay was co-written with Romero, himself, before his passing.
7Dead Snow 3
Release Date: ‘In a few years’
Director: Tommy Wirkola
Fans of the Dead Snow films have something to be hopeful for, too, as filmmaker Tommy Wirkola noted that he’s hoping to make a third one ‘in a few years’. He notes that he HAS TO finish the trilogy, and he teases that they intend to bring back Hitler as a zombie-Hitler. Awesome. Obviously, it’s super early-on in the process, but we should at least include it on this list because we know it’s coming. We’ll keep you updated as we get more details.
8Breathers: A Zombie’s Lament Movie
Cast: Joseph Gordon-Levitt
The popular Breathers: A Zombie’s Lament book by S.G. Browne is being adapted into a movie, although we can’t seem to find a date attached to the production or its release. The story follows a young man who “survives” a car accident that kills his girlfriend, although he has to go through life as a zombie who lives in his parents’ wine cellar, now. He also attends support group meetings for his fellow undead.
It’s a zombie comedy film, which are undeniably on the rise, and it’s allegedly going to star actors Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Scarlett Johansson. We haven’t heard any updates since 2010 for the film, so it’s likely the case that it’s dead. Still, we haven’t received an official cancellation, so it’s staying on here until we hear otherwise.
9Inherit the Earth
Director: Mike Flanagan
Zombies AND robots? Count us in.
Inherit the Earth is an upcoming sci-fi film that’s based on the IDW comic Zombies Vs. Robots that released in 2006, but it’s not necessarily a direct adaptation. The story follows a protector robot who has to protect a young girl from an onslaught of zombies.
The film version has been in production by Platinum Dunes since 2011, and the most recent news we have from it is that it changed director’s hands, now being directed by Hush and Ouija: Origin of Evil director Mike Flanagan, entirely reconceiving the entire project.
10Thomas J. Churchill’s – M
Release Date: TBD
Starring: Fred Williamson, Laurene Landon, Sarah French
Director: Thomas J. Churchill
Current Status: In development
Watch the M Trailer Here.
Marilyn: Zombie Hunter (now just called Thomas J. Churchill’s – M) is an interesting film with an interesting D-list cast, including Fred Williamson (Zombie Apocalypse: Redemption, Starsky & Hutch), the spicy Sarah French (Zombie Dollz, American Rescue Squad), and Laurene Landon (Airplane II: The Sequel, Maniac Cop).
The film is just what it sounds like: Marilyn Monroe (played by French) in a bloodbath horror film, slaying zombies and looking sexy. It’s going to be filled with plenty of pop culture camp, with the director teasing “think Buffy the Vampire Slayer meets Kill Bill.” Sold! We are fully expecting Marilyn: Zombie Hunter to be entirely ridiculous but in a good way.
World War Z 2 CANCELED
Release Date: TBD, but allegedly 2020
Starring: Brad Pitt
Director: David Fincher (Rumored)
We don’t know much about the upcoming World War Z sequel, except for its release date and that Brad Pitt will be returning. The original film did not live up to the expectations of many fans of the novel by Max Brooks, and it was received lukewarm critically.
The latest is that World War Z 2 will begin filming in June 2019.
We’re anxiously awaiting more details about World War Z 2, but for now, here’s what we know so far…
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