Jim Jarmusch is filming the zombie’s flick “The Dead Don’t Die”

Jim Jarmusch is filming the zombie's flick "The Dead Don't Die"
Director Jim Jarmusch, together with actors John Hurt, and Tilda Swinton, at an event for Only Lovers Left Alive (2013). Photo by Michael Buckner - © 2013 Getty Images

More zombies and more Bill Murray. If yesterday we were talking about the sequel of Zombieland (2009) being on the works, today is the time to mention the movie cult independent filmmaker Jim Jarmusch is currently filming. As a few years ago he surprised the world with the vampires film Only Lovers Left Alive (2013), now the veteran filmmaker thinks it’s the time for a story about flesh-eaters and the undead.

Jim Jarmusch probably will always be better known for his deep dramas filled with comedy and/or crime from the 1980s and 1990s like Stranger Than Paradise (1984), Down by Law (1986), Mystery Train (1989), Dead Man (1995) or Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai (1999). Music has been always a very important part of his trajectory, not only for directing music videos or documentaries for musicians like Talking Heads, Tom Waits or Neil Young (the film Year of the Horse (1997) is maybe one of the best music documentaries ever seen on the big screen), but also frequently casts in regular roles musicians like Iggy Pop, Tom Waits or Screamin’ Jay Hawkins.

A Jim Jarmusch movie is always an interesting thing. Especially if it’s about zombies, because I can’t imagine the American filmmaker doing a regular gory survival flick, to be honest. The plot has been kept in deep secret to the moment, but Bill Murray stated in an interview that this time he won’t play a zombie, this time he is a cop. In an interview at Philly.com, Murray said “I’ve got a good job coming up. Brace yourself: It’s a zombie movie. Jim Jarmusch has written a zombie script that’s so hilarious and it has a cast of great actors … it shoots over the summer”. Together with Murray, Selena Gomez, Adam Driver, Daniel Craig, Chloë Sevigny, Tilda Swinton, Austin Butler, Steve Buscemi and Rosie Perez complete the main cast.

This mysterious zombie flick, entitled The Dead Don’t Die, is being currently filming in New York. The release date is unknown, as so many other things regarding this movie, but it’s fair to guess it won’t hit theaters anytime sooner than 2019.


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