Fede Alvarez to Direct 16 States A Zombie Pandemic Film

Horror director Fede Alvarez is set to direct a zombie pandemic film titled, 16 States.
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Horror director Fede Alvarez is set to direct a zombie pandemic film titled, 16 States, which is of course very timely considering the events going on in the world right now.

The film is said to be about a pandemic involving zombies, with a mother trying to reach her family at the center of the story. It has been said the film will be similar to the Will Smith zombie movie, I Am Legend. The script for 16 States has been shopped around for a while by studios who aren’t scared of the subject matter and has finally found a home at Lionsgate.

Roy Lee and Miri Yoon of Vertigo Entertainment are set to produce, along with Requa, Ficarra and Charlie Gogolak, via their studio Zaftig Films. Fede Álvarez, Shintaro Shimosawa and Rodolfo Sayagues of Bad Hombre are also joining the project as producers.

16 States Isn’t Fede Alvarez’s First Horror Rodeo

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Fede Alvarez has experience and great success directing horror hits such as, Evil Dead (2013) and Don’t Breathe (2016), so this movie seems like it would definitely be up his alley.

While I’m sure there are a lot of people that think that a movie about a pandemic taking over the world is a bad idea during these rough times. I don’t think it will be that big of a deal, however. By the time this movie comes out, the COVID-19 pandemic will hopefully just be a bad memory, The movie shouldn’t be expected until late 2021 or early to mid-2022, due to time it will take for pre-production, production, and post-production.

What do you think about Fede Alvarez directing a zombie pandemic film? Do you think it was a bad idea to announce 16 States in these uncertain times? Let us know in the comments below and be sure to keep up with us here at The Illuminerdi for more movie news!

Source: Collider


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