I know that I should probably be more excited about The Dead Don’t Die, the upcoming zombie comedy film from Jim Jarmusch.
I mean, after all, Jim Jarmusch has made some brilliant films and I enjoyed his take on vampires, Only Lovers Left Alive. Add to that, the film is full of wonderful actors, people like Adam Driver, Bill Murray, Selena Gomez, Steve Buscemi, and Tilda Swinton. And yet, for whatever reason, I can’t summon up much enthusiasm for The Dead Don’t Die. Everything that I’ve seen about it so far just seems to add up to one big “meh.”
Maybe it’s just the fact that there’s seems to be a new zombie movie every week. Seriously, zombies were a lot more interesting before they went mainstream.
Anyway, The Dead Don’t Die opened the Cannes Film Festival yesterday and the response so far has been rather lukewarm, if respectful of the fact that the film was directed by a very important filmmaker. Reading the reviews, you get the feeling that it’s a film that the reviewers wanted to like more than they actually did.
To coincide with the Cannes premiere, here’s a new redband trailer! You can watch it below. Maybe it’ll leave you with a bit more enthusiasm than it does me.
The Dead Don’t Die comes to theaters on June 14th.