The Crazies, a remake of George A. Romero’s (Night of The Living Dead) 1973 cult classic of the same name, hits theaters on February 26, 2010 and is directed by Breck Eisner, whose last film was 2005’s dreadful Sahara. Romero’s original pooped out at the box-office and something tells me Eisner’s version, starring Timothy Olyphant (A Perfect Getaway) and Radha Mitchell (Surrogates), won’t turn heads or produce cartwheels either. But that’s okay, because for now we can enjoy this succulent trailer and laugh at both Mitchell and Olyphant, as they have both starred in craptastic video game moves, namely Silent Hill and Hitman.
As you can see from the trailer, the plot seems pretty simple: Some Midwest town is infected with a virus that turns people from good, peaceful, God-fearing churchgoers, to homicidal maniacs hell-bent on killing. Basically, the whole idea of zombies, just without the undead part. Somehow the government is involved and they show up unannounced and start shooting infected townspeople.
Despite my loathing of the horror remake and my loathing of Sahara, this movie, based on the trailer, looks like it could be pretty creepy. What are your thoughts?