Trailer: Martin Freeman vs. Zombies In “Cargo”

A new trailer is out for the Australian zombie movie “Cargo,” the long in the works feature remake of the 2013 TropFest short of the same name, which managed to enlist “Sherlock,” “The Hobbit” and “Black Panther” alum Martin Freeman for the lead role.

Yolanda Ramke and Ben Howling, who helmed the original short, direct the film set right after a violent pandemic. A couple and their one-year-old daughter find their existence on a houseboat shattered by a violent attack which sees the wife killed and the husband infected and with just 48 hours before he transforms into one of the creatures.

He sets out on a precarious journey to find a new guardian for his child with a flourishing Aboriginal tribe her best chance of survival. A young Indigenous girl becomes his only chance of safe passage into this sacred community.

Anthony Hayes, Caren Pistorius, David Gulpilil and Susie Porter also star in the film which was sold to Netflix and will score a worldwide release on the streaming giant on May 18th.