Principal photography begins on Dougray Scott's Generation Z
Story by Jack Foley
PRINCIPAL photography has commenced on Generation Z, a new thriller starring Dougray Scott, Jessica De Gouw and Martin McCann.
Described as a high-concept action thriller, Generation Z is set after an apocalyptic zombie outbreak, where mankind finally has the upper hand.
Melanie (Jessica de Gouw), who lost her family in the outbreak, is still deeply traumatised. In a bid to overcome the horrors of her past she goes with her boyfriend, Lewis (McCann) to The ReZort, a safari retreat where every paying guest has a licence to kill the undead.
There they encounter Archer (Scott), a former zombie-hunter with demons of his own to confront. However, unknown to guests, The ReZort is a highly controlled and monitored environment; a maze of concealed security cameras, restraints and barriers.
The eyes and ears of trained security personnel are on the guests 24/7, ensuring a safe shooting distance between the living and the undead. That is until The ReZort’s security system is crashed by undead-rights activists, unleashing thousands of bloodthirsty zombies back into the wild.
Shaken to her core, Melanie must face her worst nightmare head on and battle her way to safety – and Archer must step up and save the day.
The clock is ticking as the government activates Brimstone, an emergency protocol to annihilate any zombie outbreak that could threaten mankind again. 5 hours, 25 minutes and counting until The ReZort is destroyed…
Written by Paul Gerstenberger (All Stars), Generation Z is being directed by Steve Barker (Outpost I and II).
Scott (Taken 3, My Week with Marilyn) heads the cast alongside Jessica De Gouw (Dracula, Arrow) and Martin McCann (71, The Pacific). The supporting cast includes Claire Goose (Mount Pleasant), Jassa Ahluwalia (Dragonheart 3: The Sorcerer’s Curse) and Elen Rhys (World War Z).
The film is being shot on location in Wales and on Mallorca, Spain.
UMedia International is handling world sales.
Charlotte Walls from Matador Pictures commented: “We’re thrilled to be partnering with Steve Barker again for Generation Z and thanks to Paul Gerstenberger’s smart, elevated script we couldn’t have asked for a better cast to bring this highly original and disturbing story world to life.”