When a film about a movie about a video game has its roots in the early 1980s, it can sometimes be hard to pinpoint the time and place.
But when the filmmakers behind Tim Burton’s new zombie film, The Zombie Chronicles, set out to document the world’s first zombie movie, they were able to find inspiration in a movie that has a more recent and less-established legacy.
The Zombie Chronicles stars James Bond, a zombie who appears in the 1979 film Casino Royale.
Burton is said to have originally conceived the project, which is based on a short story by novelist Jules Verne, as a horror anthology that would be “like The Hunger Games,” and set in a world where vampires were the norm, but where zombies were the rarest.
The movie follows the exploits of a team of British spies, known as the “Zombies,” as they try to stop a virus from spreading in the middle of the world, and ultimately end up on the side of humanity.
Burton, who is in his 70s, said that when he first started planning the project he didn’t expect it to last more than three weeks.
But the film’s success and the response it’s gotten from audiences has allowed him to keep making films that explore the themes of mortality, isolation and loss that resonate with the film.
“People ask me all the time, ‘What’s your favourite movie to make?’ and I always say, ‘The Zombie Apocalypse,'” Burton told EW.
“It’s a really good question.
I don’t know if I’ve ever been asked it.”
Burton said that the film would be a tribute to Verne’s work, which has a deep history in the genre.
The film will be about a film called The Zombie Massacre, in which an unnamed character who is a zombie, who, in an effort to help humanity in the face of the zombie apocalypse, kills a man named Joseph Gordon-Levitt, who also happens to be a zombie.
The story takes place in London, where the protagonist is an American journalist named Joe, who’s trying to get to the bottom of what’s happening in London.
Burnt has also been inspired by the zombie movie genre.
“I just want to create something that’s really interesting and challenging,” he said.
“That’s why I love the horror genre, because it’s so interesting to me.”
The Zombie Chronicle, which opens in theaters nationwide on July 6, was filmed entirely with digital cameras, and will feature Burton’s usual trademark trademark humor and an emphasis on a story that will touch on themes of loneliness, isolation, and loss.
It will be the director’s first collaboration with digital filmmaking.
Burckun said that he was initially reluctant to make a film that didn’t feature the “real” elements of film.
“There was an element of, ‘OK, this is what we’re doing, but it’s not what I’m really interested in,'” he said, referring to his original idea for the film and the digital tools he used to achieve the result.
“I think that the more you understand film, the more the possibilities open up.”
He said that his hope was that the movie would be able to take its place alongside films like The Walking Dead and The Hobbit, and that he would be inspired by other directors who have made films about zombies.
“When you’re doing something as big as The Zombie Chronicle and it’s going to be the first time you’re going to see someone like James Bond in a zombie film,” he explained, “I feel like I’m going to have a huge thrill in making this movie.”
Burckton said the film was also a tribute not only to Veran’s work but to the original concept of the movie.
“There’s an element that’s quite similar to what [Veran] is trying to do with The Hunger Game,” he admitted.
“He’s looking for something that he’s never been able to do before, and he’s doing it by taking it on a digital level.”
He added that he also wanted the film to be accessible, but also that it was important to the director to make sure the audience was able to see the film for themselves.
“They’re going see it for the first-time, they’re going witness it for their first time, and they’re not going to go, ‘Oh, that’s just a zombie.'”