Weâ€™ve had a few emails lately â€“ or rather I have, being the producer on it â€“ about â€œCondition Deadâ€, the zombie-pic Iâ€™m developing with director Patrick Lussier (â€œMy Bloody Valentineâ€). One of the emails, which I only just received overnight, I planned on answering in the Mailbag, but instead, I thought Iâ€™d run it here: If only because news is as slow as Wilford Brimley in a marathon today, and it might be a bit of interest to yâ€™all who donâ€™t usually read the Mailbag or the lunatic ravings of Caffeinated Clint – like Father Francis, who can’t stand the language in that thing.
â€˜Shannonâ€™ was wondering what the status was of â€œCondition Deadâ€ and whether Lussier is still attached to direct.
He is indeed â€“ and heâ€™s as excited as hell to get going on it. As we all are.
But I not need waffle, Patrick was more than happy to cough up an answer for him : â€œI still love Condition Dead. Itâ€™d be a hell of a 3-D movieâ€, he replies (also confirming in the email for Shannon that his â€œMy Bloody Valentineâ€ trailer will be attached to prints of â€œSaw 5â€ and that some new stills will hit the InterWeb soon. Canâ€™t wait for those!).
So there’s a new tidbit for you kids.
Yep, thatâ€™s right, Patrick and I have discussed the possibility of following up his â€œMy Bloody Valentine 3Dâ€ with â€œCondition Dead 3Dâ€ â€“ and Iâ€™m all for it. Coffin Dodgers in the Third Dimension. Nice. Patrickâ€™s done an amazing job on Lionsgateâ€™s remake of the old George Milhaka horror classic and has apparently near perfected the 3D process (â€œ[it looks] fuckin amazingâ€ some industry professionals say). â€œCondition Deadâ€ is a big, epic, action extravaganza thatâ€™ll be in your face enough, even without the glasses, but boy would it look in the format. What do you think? Would you like to see more 3D movies – especially horror movies? Of course, Itâ€™ll depend on the success of â€œMy Bloody Valentine 3Dâ€, but I donâ€™t think we need worry about that being a hit â€“ itâ€™s reportedly great; I personally canâ€™t wait to see it. Please get out and see it when it’s released.
â€œCondition Deadâ€, based on a script for David Davis, is about a group of zombie-hunters, employed by the government, who find themselves ambushed by one of their own. Luther Judge and his team of specialists are the government’s response whenever the dead rise from the grave. But a new assignment finds them contending with a mysterious and lethal zombie menace… and Judge’s ex-wife.