SONG OF THE DEAD FEATURE
SONG OF THE DEAD, the zombie-musical-comedy short film included on Fango?s recently released BLOOD DRIVE DVD, is now becoming a feature film. Bob Swope, who produced the short and will encore on the expanded version, gave Fango some details on the project, which Chip Gubera returns to direct. ?It?s a zombie rock musical, and involves a lot of familiar themes,? Swope tells us. ?It has to do with a botched plan to thwart the 1,000-year mosquito awakening, and a family?s struggle to survive what is thought to be a terrorist attack but is really the dead coming back to life. It?s got 15 original songs and will be shot on high-definition video.
?The short movie represents about three and a half pages of the feature script; it?s the first time we see a zombie transformation,? Swope explains. ?We?ll be shooting in Columbia, MO from September 3 through to the end of the month. It?s cast with local actors, but we?re seeking an older name rock star to play the President?someone with a rock ?n? roll background. We tried to get Bruce Campbell, who?s solidly booked?I can?t imagine a better President!?David Lee Roth, Alice Cooper, Rick Springfield, and even Rob Zombie, and we?re still looking. The movie is going to have a lot of energy and combine many familiar styles, and hopefully it will be a Fango crowd-pleaser!?
Courtesy of Fangoria