'The Dead Don't Die' trailer has zombies, Selena Gomez, and a ninja swordswoman. What more do you need?
Jim Jarmusch-directed 'The Dead Don't Die' is a zombie movie of the comic variety and is slated for release on June 14
The trailer of Jim Jarmusch's zombie movie, 'The Dead Don't Die,' dropped on Monday, and Selena Gomez, who plays the lead role in the film, shared the video on her Instagram account.
The film is set in the peaceful town of Centerville where the roads are empty, the people are nice and the police officers (chiefly Adam Driver and Bill Murray) have nothing much to do as there is hardly any crime.
Until one day, when everything changes. A breakfast bar that is just about to down the shutters when they get new customers, who seem to love human meat more than the meat on the menu, and this customer takes a big juicy bite off of the owner, which leads to an investigation.
From the looks of it, it's pretty clear that the suspects have to be either zombies or ghouls, according to one of the experienced police officers, as they try to solve the mystery of where these zombies are coming from.
The clues that they have - at least in the trailer - is these zombies return to the human world to pick up where they left off. One wants coffee, another wants chardonnay and we wonder, amid laughter - what the filmmakers smoked before making this zinger. It is wacky and very much in line with the genre of zombie comedies such as 'Zombieland', 'Shaun of the Dead', 'Dawn of Dead' and so on.
In one of the scenes, we see Selena and her family watching the news as reports of zombies emerge, and when one of them says, "Flesh-eating zombies" she says, "Don't joke, it's really really creepy."
Tilda Swinton, on the other hand, plays a pathologist who is also a ninja star with epic sword skills, and who enjoys putting makeup - of the loud and cheerful variety - on dead people.
Between this and the policemen who try to figure out the situation, there is a lot of potential in 'The Dead Don't Die'.
Selena also shared a poster of the film which read 'The Greatest zombie cast ever disassembled'. Apart from Selena, Murray, Swinton and Driver, the movie also boasts of an epic cast including Steve Buscemi, Caleb Landry Jones, Iggy Pop, RZA, Chloe Sevigny, Danny Glover, Rosie Perez, Sarah Driver, Carol Kane and Tom Waits. Directed and written by Jim Jarmusch, the film is set to release on June 14.