Jim Jarmusch is one of the most respected filmmakers of the last decades. Always surrounded by the label of indie films, his earlier works were narratively attractive pieces swimming in the genres of drama and comedy. Social but easy to watch and enjoy. Intellectual but always with a funny sympathetic touch. His list of classics is very wide, outstanding titles like Permanent Vacation (1980), Stranger Than Paradise (1984), Down by Law (1986), Mystery Train (1989), Dead Man (1995), Ghost Dog (1999), Coffee and Cigarettes (2003) or the rock documentaries Year of the Horse (1997) starring Neil Young and Crazy Horse or Gimme Danger (2016) starring legendary punk band The Stooges. But recently he did a twist on his career and decided to touch horror and supernatural themes with his very special point of view, first making vampire movie Only Lovers Left Alive (2013) and now it’s the time of zombies with The Dead Don’t Die (2019).
The peaceful town of Centerville finds itself battling a zombie horde as the dead start rising from their graves. Now three bespectacled police officers and a strange Scottish morgue expert must band together to defeat the undead. Simple, direct, not the most original but with a strong potential for comedy. And Jarmusch has found the perfect sidekicks to build up his story getting together a group of actors and musicians, most of them recurrent in his filmography, formed by Bill Murray, Adam Driver, Tilda Swinton, Chloë Sevigny, Steve Buscemi, Danny Glover, Caleb Landry Jones, Rosie Perez, Iggy Pop, Sara Driver, RZA, Selena Gomez, Carol Kane, Austin Butler, Luka Sabbat and Tom Waits. As the poster slogan reads, “The greatest zombie cast ever disassembled”.
The first time we heard about this movie was In February 2018, during the press tour Isle of Dogs (2018), Bill Murray and Tilda Swinton announced their involvement in a zombie film written and directed by Jim Jarmusch. Principal photography began in July 2018 in New York City. The Dead Don’t Die (2019) is scheduled to be released on June 14, 2019. Focus Features, the distributors of the movie, has published this week the first trailer that you can watch here:
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