Among the Dead: Found Footage Zombie Movie Finds a Director
Yoshimoto Kogyo and People of Culture Studios have found a director for their found footage zombie movie Among the Dead.
Variety exclusively revealed that Japanese comedian and director Shinagawa Hiroshi (Drop, One Third) will take up the mantle for the film written by father/daughter team Andy and Charlie Danger Crosby.
An Unconventional Apocalypse Story
In Among the Dead’s story, a zombie apocalypse occurs, and one emotionally unstable man abandons friends and family to go live among the few remaining zombies before they’re all gone. He hopes to better understand the zombies and document their final days, but his efforts become a document of his own final days.
Shinagawa said of the news,
“I am so grateful to my team at Yoshimoto and the folks at PoC Studios for helping to bring my horror vision to life in the place where all magic happens, Hollywood. The teenage me who stayed up late nights watching American horror movies would be so proud.”
The project marks Shinagawa’s first English-language directing assignment. He’s historically been known for being one-half of Japanese comedy duo Shinagawa Shoji. He has a healthy roster of acting credits as well as several feature films as director under his belt.
Writer Andy Cosby also serves as chief creative officer of PoC Studios and produces this film alongside Wada Ryoichi, the co-creator of the Japanese indie hit film One Cut of the Dead.