Ellen Page vs The Undead in THE CURED
Who is up for seeing Ellen Page fight zombies?? I know that I am. The trailer for the Dublin-set horror film The Cured just made it´s way online and it looks pretty damn good. Plot wise it almost sounds like the underrated british zombie-drama In the Flesh.
What happens when the undead return to life? In a world ravaged for years by a virus that turns the infected into zombie-like cannibals, a cure is at last found and the wrenching process of reintegrating the survivors back into society begins. Among the formerly afflicted is Senan (Sam Keeley), a young man haunted by the horrific acts he committed while infected. Welcomed back into the family of his widowed sister-in-law (Ellen Page), Senan attempts to restart his life--but is society ready to forgive him and those like him? Or will fear and prejudice once again tear the world apart?
“This is the infected film that sort of takes place after most of those other films end,” Page told Entertainment Weekly. “A cure has been found for most, but not all, of the individuals infected and, after a couple of years of Dublin being ravaged by the situation, the cured people start being introduced back into society. But of course a lot of people definitely do not want them and are terrified about another outbreak. Senan is one of the cured, who is now being introduced back to society. Those who were infected remember what they’ve done, they’re left with that guilt, they’re left with the trauma of all of that, so it’s also about how they can even start integrating back into society again.”
Writer/director David Freyne makes his feature debut with The Cured, which hits theaters and VOD 23 February.