On June 19th Joe Dante’s ‘Burying the Ex‘, another zombie-comedy will hit the theaters.
If that was a collective ‘groan’ you thought you just heard, it is because many zombie fans won’t be salivating at the thought of yet another rom-zom-com, but this one looks like it might be half-decent.
Plus Joe Dante always captures our attention as he was behind films like ‘Piranha’ (1978), ‘The Howling‘ (1981) and of course ‘Gremlins‘ (1984).
Whether this one will shuffle into the hearts and minds of zombie fans remains to be seen, but on the basis of the trailer we will be keeping one eye on how this one develops.
Even if the film turns out to be at the softer end of the scale (which it will be), there is no denying that Joe Dante can craft a compelling film (even if it doesn’t deliver for the raw horror fans out there), after all, we have lost count how many times we have watched Gremlins and still enjoy it every time.
The film is written by Alan Trezza, and is set out as a study of relationships focusing on four main characters, one of whom has returned from the dead as a zombie.
Initial information suggests that ‘Burying the Ex’ will be available for Video on Demand this summer (as well as getting a theatrical run).
Here is the official blurb:
BURYING THE EX follows Max (Anton Yelchin), an all-around nice guy, and his overbearing but incredibly beautiful girlfriend, Evelyn (Ashely Greene). Their relationship takes a nosedive after they decide to move in together and Evelyn turns out to be a controlling, manipulative nightmare. Max realizes it’s time to call it quits, but there’s just one problem: he’s too afraid to break up with her. Fate steps in when Evelyn is involved in a freak accident and dies, leaving Max single and ready to mingle. Several weeks later, he has a chance encounter with Olivia (Alexandra Daddario), a cute and spirited girl who just might be his soul mate. But that same night, Evelyn returns from the grave as a dirt-smeared Zombie and she’s determined to live happily ever after with Max….even if that means turning him into one of the undead.
Watch the first trailer for Joe Dante’s BURYING THE EX