Night of the Animated Dead trailer sticks close to Night of the Living Dead

A trailer has arrived online for Night of the Animated Dead, an animated remake of the George A. Romero classic Night of the Living Dead – and while the film claims to contain “never-before-seen, exclusive animated scenes not found in the original live-action film”, it’s clear that it’s going to be sticking very close to the Romero original apart from those “exclusive scenes”. This animated version of Night of the Living Dead will be receiving a digital release on September 21st, with a DVD and Blu-ray Combo Pack release to follow on October 5th.

Night of the Living Dead had the following synopsis:

A disparate group of individuals takes refuge in an abandoned house when corpses begin to leave the graveyard in search of fresh human bodies to devour. The pragmatic Ben does his best to control the situation, but when the reanimated bodies surround the house, the other survivors begin to panic. As any semblance of order within the group begins to dissipate, the zombies start to find ways inside — and one by one, the living humans become the prey of the deceased ones.

Night of the Animated Dead was directed by Jason Axinn, who make his feature directorial debut with the animated horror movie To Your Last Death (watch it HERE). Here are the details on his Dead movie:

Presented by The Long Game in association with Hemisphere Entertainment, Night of the Animated Dead is an animated adaptation of the 1968 horror classic and includes never-before-seen, exclusive animated scenes not found in the original live-action film.

In Night of the Animated Dead, siblings Barbara and Johnny visit their father’s grave in a remote cemetery in Pennsylvania when they are suddenly set upon by zombies. Barbara flees and takes refuge in an abandoned farmhouse along with stranded motorist Ben and four local survivors found hiding in the cellar. Together, the group must fight to stay alive against the oncoming horde of zombies while also confronting their own fears and prejudices.

The Night of the Animated Dead voice cast includes genre regular Katharine Isabelle (Ginger Snaps, Freddy vs. Jason) as Barbara, Dulé Hill (Psych) as Ben, Josh Duhamel (Las Vegas, Jupiter’s Legacy) as Harry Cooper, James Roday Rodriguez (also best known for Psych) as Tom, Katee Sackhoff (Battlestar Galactica, Halloween: Resurrection) as Judy, Nancy Travis (So I Married an Axe Murderer) as Helen Cooper, Jimmi Simpson (Westworld, multiple episodes of Psych) as Johnny, and Will Sasso (MADtv) as Sheriff McClelland.

Some of the cast members missed out on Psych, but Isabelle was on the show, too. She appeared in two episodes, six years apart, playing different characters each time.

Night of the Animated Dead was produced by Michael J Luisi, Ralph E. Portillo, Robert Feldman, and Kevin Kasha. Richard Potter, Thomas DeFeo, and Jamie Elliott serve as executive producers.

Source: Arrow in the Head

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