Film to Employ New CG Technology for Fresh Take on 1968 Cult-Classic

August 15, 2013 (New York, NY) – Simon West Productions (BLACK HAWK DOWN, CON AIR, THE EXPENDABLES 2) and the Graphic Film Company, in association with 2020 Entertainment and Indus Media and Entertainment, announced today that Bollywood actor R. Madhavan (3 IDIOTS, 13B, TANU WEDS MANU) will star in the upcoming NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD: ORIGINS 3D, which is a 3D re-imagining of George Romero's classic horror film NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD.

Directed by Zebediah De Soto and co-written by De Soto, Warren Davis II and David Reuben Schwartz, the film also stars veterans Tony Todd (CANDYMAN) and Tom Sizemore (BLACK HAWK DOWN), along with scream queen Danielle Harris (HALLOWEEN), Sarah Habel (HOSTEL: PART III, Sydney Tamiia Poitier (GRINDHOUSE), Bill Mosley (TEXAS CHAINSAW 3D) and Joseph Pilato (PULP FICTION). The film is being produced by Simon West, Jib Polhemus, Gus Malliarodakis and Matty Mangone-Miranda of the Graphic Film Company, Paresh Ghelani of 2020 Entertainment, and Naveen Chathappuram and Charles Leslie of Indus Media and Entertainment. Meyers Media Group is handling all international rights.

A new take on Romero’s 1968 original, NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD: ORIGINS 3D is the story of a group of survivors fighting to stay alive when a mysterious plague unleashes the undead on New York City. Barricaded in an abandoned apartment building, the characters from the original film face new terror and question each other’s compassion and sense of humanity as they fight to stay alive against the army of the living dead.

Shot completely in a CG setting using stereoscopic 3D, the film engages state-of-the-art facial capture technology that is a step beyond anything used before, as it becomes a hybrid of graphic novel and traditional animation.

Producer and CEO of 2020 Entertainment, Paresh Ghelani, says, "It's great to help introduce American audiences to what the many fans of Bollywood films have known for years. Madhavan is a huge dynamic talent.”

Producer Simon West adds, “This movie represents a whole new way of visualizing the classic zombie genre. It has a fresh and exciting style that sets it apart from all other horror films seen up until now.”

About the Graphic Film Company:
The Graphic Film Company was founded in 2010 in partnership with Simon West Productions as a full service post-production visual effects house and self-producing computer generated film production studio. Bringing together talent from the film, visual effects and gaming industries, the focus is to provide and create visually striking and graphical visual effects imagery and films.

About 2020 Entertainment:
2020 Entertainment brings decades of Bollywood relationships with filmmakers, talent and producers together with the aim of fully maximizing the synergies between Hollywood and Bollywood to create opportunities in the global Media and Entertainment sector. 2020 has multiple productions in the pipeline in association with Simon West Productions and the Graphic Film Company.

About Indus Media and Entertainment Private Ltd:
Indus Media and Entertainment, a Singapore based Film and Television Production Company, focusing on film and television co-productions in the US and India markets.