The Wagner/Cuban Companies’ Magnet Releasing, genre arm of Magnolia Pictures, have announced today that it has acquired US rights to George A. Romero’s “Survival of the Dead”, the latest in the legendary and beloved series of zombie films which bowed at the Venice and Toronto Film Festivals earlier this year.
The story takes place in a desperate, nightmarish world where the dead walk the earth, relentlessly attacking the living. It is the story of Plum Island – a beautiful refuge whose isolation allows two powerful families to maintain a semblance of order in the wake of the zombie holocaust.
But as the inhabitants slowly die off, the two clans become sharply divided: the O’Flynns believe that the undead must be destroyed without exception, while the Muldoons insist that afflicted loved ones be kept “alive” until a cure is found. The result is an escalating showdown with echoes of a classic Western stand-off that erupts in brutality and violence.
Magnet will release the film as part of its Ultra VOD program this spring, debuting it on VOD platforms nationwide a month before its theatrical release.