Once upon a time, we were all supposed to have seen Breck Eisner's THE CRAZIES already. If you'll recall, the flick was originally set to come out this past September, but do to one thing or another, it was bumped back, all the way to February of 2010. And, of course, now it seems like February will be here before we know it, so it's time to really ramp up the CRAZIES train with two new pics (click on them to see bigger versions). We also recently snatched up the new trailer, which you can also peep below.
David Dutten (Timothy Olyphant) is sheriff of Ogden Marsh, a picture-perfect American town with happy, law-abiding citizens. But one night, one of them comes to a school baseball game with a loaded shotgun, ready to kill. Another man burns down his own house…after locking his wife and young son in a closet inside. Within days, the town has transformed into a sickening asylum; people who days ago lived quiet, unremarkable lives have now become depraved, blood-thirsty killers, hiding in the darkness with guns and knives. Sheriff Dutten tries to make sense of what’s happening as the horrific, nonsensical violence escalates. Something is infecting the citizens of Ogden Marsh…with insanity.
Now complete anarchy reigns as one by one the townsfolk succumb to an unknown toxin and turn sadistically violent. In an effort to keep the madness contained, the government uses deadly force to close off all access and won’t let anyone in or out – even those uninfected. The few still sane find themselves trapped: Sheriff Dutten; his pregnant wife, Judy (Radha Mitchell); Becca (Danielle Panabaker), an assistant at the medical center; and Russell (Joe Anderson), Dutten’s deputy and right-hand man. Forced to band together, an ordinary night becomes a horrifying struggle for survival as they do their best to get out of town alive.
Starring Timothy Olyphant, Radha Mitchell, Danielle Panabaker and Joe Anderson, THE CRAZIES hits theaters on February 26th.