Former “Doctor Who” star Matt Smith has signed on for the zombie thriller “Patient Zero” at Screen Gems.
Natalie Dormer (“Game of Thrones”) also stars in the film which is set in the aftermath of a deadly pandemic where an enhanced strain of rabies turns humans into violent, zombie-like creatures.
The action follows a man who is not only surprisingly immune to this disease, but has the ability to communicate with the dangerous species. He leads a quest to find the original victim of the virus in the hopes of finding a cure to save his infected wife.
Stefan Ruzowitzky (“The Counterfeiters”) directs from a script by Mike Le, while Vincent Newman is producing. The project marks the second upcoming film involving Smith and the undead as he also stars in the currently shooting “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies”.