When you’re a parent, you’ll do anything to protect your kids, in time of need. That includes the zombie apocalypse and in Cargo, Martin Freeman attempts to protect his daughter.
Ahead of its premiere on Netflix, the streaming giants have unveiled the UK Trailer. A trailer that sets up a big heartbreak, he’s infected. Now it’s a race against time as he tries to find a new home for his little girl…stranded in rural Australia, in the aftermath of a violent pandemic.
From the producer of The Babadook, and starring Martin Freeman, comes Cargo. Based on the viral short film, this is the story of a man and his infant daughter who are stranded in the middle of a zombie apocalypse in rural Australia. And when he becomes infected, the countdown begins for him to find her protection before he changes forever.
We’ve said it in previous posts, the Zombie sub-genre is bursting at the seems with a new film every week. this is not one of The Walking Dead, even iconic Night Of The Living Dead mold. The backdrop of the story may not be oozing with originality but has a nice twist to make this one worth a look.
As Freeman’s character knows his death is knocking on the door, you could say this one is getting your affairs in order before you turn.Like Ellen Page‘s The Cured the zombie genre still has life left in the old stiff. This trailer does focus on the Andy’s (Freeman) plight. He just wants to safeguard his daughter’s future even if that future might be fragile for all humanity.
Think more drama, than action horror. The Road, Maggie even The Girl With All The Gifts come to mind here. The film is based on a 2013 short film of the same name, watch that here.
Directed by Yolanda Ramke and Ben Howling. Next, to Martin Freeman, the film stars Natasha Wanganeen and David Gulpilil.
Cargo launches globally including the UK and Ireland on Netflix on Friday, 18th May.Powered by Sidelines