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“GOAL OF THE DEAD” and more coming from France

Originally posted on 2010-09-19 14:36:04 by

Yep, you read that right: GOAL OF THE DEAD, and yes, it’s a zombie soccer flick. It’s one of a number of French genre films coming our way in the wake of INSIDE, FRONTIER(S), MARTYRS and others.

Variety reports that GOAL is being developed by the Capture the Flag company, which was also behind the undead actioner LA HORDE (pictured, and now available via video-on-demand from IFC Films). Scripted by Nicolas Peufaillit, it’s set in a small town where a major French soccer team is playing a match when an undead plague starts striking the residents. It’s being played as horror/comedy, natch, and will be a two-part feature with a $4.4-million budget.

Capture the Flag’s second produced film, Olivier Abbou’s TERRITORIES, is an English-language French-Canadian co-production with a political edge, set in a prison camp in a Paris suburb where the American guards torture the inmates. Roc LaFortune, Sean Devine, Nicole Leroux, Cristina Rosato, Michael Mando, Alex Weiner and THE STEPFATHER’s Stephen Shellen star. The outfit is also gearing up to make THE SNAKE WITH A THOUSAND CUTS, from MALEFIQUE and HYBRID director Eric Valette and based on a novel by rising French author DOA.

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