From rising director Chee Keong Cheung comes Redcon-1 – a horror thriller driven through with genuine relentless fight action and bristling with real military hardware, as a crack team of soldiers must battle through a zombie filled Britain in a race against time to find a cure.
After a zombie apocalypse spreads from a London prison, the UK is brought to its knees. The spread of the virus is temporarily contained but, without a cure, it’s only a matter of time before it breaks its boundaries and the biggest problem of all… any zombies with combat skills are now enhanced.
Check out the trailer below:
With the South East of England quarantined from the rest of the world using fortified borders, intelligence finds that the scientist responsible for the outbreak is alive and well in London. With his recovery being the only hope of a cure, a squad of eight Special Forces soldiers is sent on a suicide mission to the city, now ruled by the undead, with a single task: get him out alive within 72 hours by any means necessary. What emerges is an unlikely pairing on a course to save humanity against ever-rising odds.
It speaks volumes when you see the talent Redcon-1 has attracted. Martin Hunter and Chris Gill, for instance, who’ve previously worked under Stanley Kubrick and Danny Boyle respectively were editors on the film, along with Alex Fenn, while David Russell who worked on Star Wars: Return of the Jedi and Terminator 2 worked on the storyboards for Redcon-1. The film also used real military veterans both in front of and behind the camera to give it it’s authentic feel, with Terry Crosby, former Sergeant Major in the British Army serving as Military Advisor.
The film has attracted some of the world’s most acclaimed and commercially successful creative Producers supporting Chee’s unique vision including CARLOS GALLARDO, producer of the El Mariachi trilogy; KEVIN EASTMAN, editor and publisher of Heavy Metal Publishing and co-creator of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; STEPHEN L’HEUREUX, producer of Frank Miller’s Sin City: A Dame to Kill For; MARK STRANGE, a huge UK talent with numerous acting and producing roles to his name including Batman Begins, Displaced and Bodyguard: A Beginning; and IOANNA KARAVELA who has over 11 years experience in the industry, having worked across a wide range of productions from factual documentaries to feature length films, including the award winning thriller Eliminate: Archie Cookson.
Redcon-1 is distributed in the UK by 101 Films and Intense Distribution. Check out – www.redcon1film.co.uk – tickets will go live 10th August.