LEGUIZAMO KICKS ZOMBIE ASS!
Now that George Romero's Land of the Dead has finished shooting, expect the stars to start talking about their experiences to various sources. Today first word came in from star John Leguizamo about his role in Romero's fourth zombie film. In Romero's new pic, which hits theaters October 21st, the zombies having taken over the world and those left alive are confined to a walled-in city that keeps out the corpse corps. Anarchy rules the streets, with the wealthy insulated and living in fortified skyscrapers. Drama revolves around a group of scavengers who must thwart an attempt to overthrow the city while the dead are evolving from brainless slow-moving creatures into more advanced creatures.
During an interview with IGN Leguizamo was quoted:
'It was amazing, man. I felt blessed... I just finished? I'm hoping that that's his masterpiece, man. I've really got a lot of high hopes for that flick. I love the man. He's incredible. He's 68 years old and he's [got an] ageless career. He's at the top of his game. We do all-night shoots, exteriors? He's smoking, drinking tons of coffee...
'I play a zombie killer. It's an apocalyptic world. It's very political too. It's very operatic, man. It's a very ambitious piece. It's an action movie, it's political. It's got a little bit of comic relief as well. The zombies have taken over and there's only certain patches of right wing people controlling everything? Then there's the working class people, which is me and Simon Baker coming in to try and help to get supplies from the zombies. [We are] minimum wage men. (Laughs) It's a weird thing. I've got my own hypothesis too about [the politics]. I think it all has to do with, in that situation with the war in Iraq and all that and our sense of, it lightens things up, when you can't take death so seriously, it lightens it up. It plays with that, sort of, our anxiety. I know I've got a lot of anxiety. I think it has to do with right-wing, neo-conservatives controlling things and corporate power...'
Courtesy of Bloody-Disgusting.com