The zombie sub-genre is big business especially thanks to The Walking Dead. What if they finally find a cure and how would the affected adjust to humanity? In The Cured starring Ellen Page challenges morality and asks how would society accept those once bloodthirsty? A U.S Trailer has been released and teases all is not well…
Over the years zombie based films and television shows have never really tried to find a cure. It’s refreshing to see a film attempting to try something different in a sub-genre overflowing. This movie promises to play on social commentary and parallels of our current troubled times. Don’t expect The Walking Dead or Train To Busan, think more Maggie, The Girl With All The Gifts. Films with a more human look at the Zombie Apocalypse.
What happens when the undead return to life? In a world ravaged for years by a virus that turns the infected into zombie-like cannibals, a cure is at last found and the wrenching process of reintegrating the survivors back into society begins. Among the formerly afflicted is Senan (Sam Keeley), a young man haunted by the horrific acts he committed while infected. Welcomed back into the family of his widowed sister-in-law (Ellen Page), Senan attempts to restart his life—but is society ready to forgive him and those like him? Or will fear and prejudice once again tear the world apart? Pulsing with provocative parallels to our troubled times, The Cured is a smart, scary, and hauntingly human tale of guilt and redemption.
The Cured will be released in The UK and Ireland by Arrow Films, 12th October is being mentioned, but its not confirmed.The movie will play at next month’s Glasgow Film Festival on 27th February and 2nd March (more info/book tickets here).
The movie also stars Tom Vaughan-Lawlor and Paula Malcomson.
Source: IFC Films