Bollywood Tackles the Undead with Rise of the Zombie

Rise of the Zombie (2013) Movie Image

Although Bollywood filmmakers have made a lot of movies over the past 100 years, none of them ever thought to tackle the zombie subgenre. Given the popularity of undead-related media right now, it’s not altogether surprising that filmmakers Luke Kenny and Devaki Singh are looking to capitalize on the action with their endeavor “Rise of the Zombie.”

The film is the first of its kind for India’s movie industry. The directors are hoping that younger audiences will flock to theaters to catch what could be the first of many zombie flicks to be produced, filmed, and released in the country.

Luke Kenny explained during a recent interview:

We’ve been wanting to make something like this within the Hindi film industry set-up and we realized that within the horror film genre nobody has ever touched the zombie genre.

Judging from the trailer below, Kenny and Singh are getting things started with a bang. Although it doesn’t look too different than the countless other zombie flicks currently on the market, “Rise of the Zombie” has potential. While I’m not the biggest fan of Bollywood — feel free to flame me if you so desire — I’m kind of curious to see how this particular endeavor plays out.

“Rise of the Zombie” opened in India on April 5. Considering the number of Bollywood movies currently on Netflix, chances are this could arrive in the States before too long. Fingers crossed, as I think this one could be worth a look. You can check out the trailer for the flick below.

Rise of the Zombie (2013) Movie Poster

Via : Reuters



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