Focus Features/Rogue Pictures has just sent Cinematical two images from Neil Marshall's Doomsday; an upcoming action-thriller from the guy who brought us the well-received horror flick The Descent. Although I never saw The Descent, our own Kim Voynar loved the film when it was released last summer and Stephen King even placed it on his top ten list of 2006. Thus, I imagine lots of folks are eagerly anticipating Marshall's follow-up film, which looks to mix a little bit of 28 Days Later with Children of Men. And that can't be bad, right?
Here's the plot synopsis we were provided with: "In the action-packed new thriller from writer/director Neil Marshall ("The Descent"), authorities brutally quarantine a country as it succumbs to fear and chaos when a virus strikes. The literal walling-off works for three decades – until the dreaded Reaper virus violently resurfaces in a major city. An elite group of specialists, captained by Eden Sinclair (Rhona Mitra), is urgently dispatched into the still-quarantined country to retrieve a cure by any means necessary. Shut off from the rest of the world, the unit must battle through a landscape that has become a waking nightmare." Aside from Mitra, pic also stars Malcolm McDowell, Bob Hoskins, Nora-Jane Noone and Alexander Siddig. I've also included a pic of Marshall on set after the jump. Currently, there's no official release date, but look for Doomsday to attack theaters early next year.