The Cuban zom-com JUAN OF THE DEAD finds U.S distribution

If you do not know about Juan of the Dead my fiends, you are missing out on one of the best films to come from our neighbors to the south in awhile. Well it’s actually the first to my knowledge but it sure is nice to see Cuba get in the mix zombie wise. Check out the news below.

Focus Features acquired the zom-com by director  Alejandro Brugues.  The company is debuting a digital distribution arm, Focus World, for films like Juan of The Dead and it intends to release the film via VOD outlets like iTunes, Xbox, Playstation, etc.

No release date has been set.  The new venture is set to kick off in February from Focus.

Synopsis: 50 years after the Cuban Revolution, a new one is about to begin. That revolution is zombies; filthy flesh-eating zombies. The Cubans face a large enough challenge dealing with a zombie infestation (allegedly started by U.S.-backed radical groups), but their procrastinating hero Juan (Alexis Díaz de Villegas) has to overcome his lazy lifestyle to save the world. At first, Juan doesn’t pay the growing chaos in Havana any mind. When the rampant “social order disturbances” escalate and start to affect his routine, however, he realizes that the perpetrators are not in fact “dissidents” but rather are bonefide walking dead. Sensing an opportunity for a fast buck, he bands together a ragtag militia and commercializes a zombie cleaning service, Juan of the Dead, to rid households of unwanted, undead loved ones.

Source: Variety

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