Midnight Releasing has screen legend Franco Nero — Django himself, no less — ready for some post-apocalyptic action on Feb. 19 in writer /director Marco Rosson’s sci-fi thriller, New Order.
Twenty years in the future we find a bleak world where 90 percent of the population has been killed off by a viral plague … they were the lucky ones. What remains are devastated cities and a plague that continues unabated with no cure in sight.
But there is hope! Dr. Van Morgen (Franco Nero) has taken over the research of his colleagues, who may (or may not) have been close to discovering a cure before they went comatose. To move things along, he recruits five survivors who appear to be immune to the virus … his hope is that they will be the final piece to the puzzle.
If you are a genre fan, your knee-jerk reaction to this set up is that these five are just victims being stashed away at a remote cabin for zombie hoards (or cannibals; rogue bikers; inbred hillbillies … take your pick) to attack and in the process wipe out mankind’s only hope for salvation.
But Rosson throws us a curve in his debut outing as feature film director with an even more difficult puzzle for Van Morgen to solve. His test subjects are starting to go insane!! Is the cure worst that plague itself?
Bonus features on the DVD release of New Order include deleted scenes and a behind-the-scenes production featurette.
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