Normally the arrival of a new release date wouldn't warrant an entire blog post of its own ... but then again most movies aren't hardcore post-apocalyptic action-adventures from the guy who directed Dog Soldiers and The Descent. Yes, genre fans, Mr. Neil Marshall is back with a concept that should thrill anyone old enough to remember the sheer cinematic awesomeness of Mad Max, The Road Warrior and Escape from New York.

Starring Rhona Mitra, Bob Hoskins, Malcolm McDowell, Adrian Lester and the mega-cool Sean Pertwee, Doomsday goes a little like this: "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."

Sold! Done! Yes, I'd like to see that movie NOW please, thanks very much! But alas, we must wait until March 14 to enjoy the end of the world, and it looks like Universal chose a very solid release date for the action thriller. Also opening on that date is a family flick (Horton Hears a Who), an awful-looking Karate Kid retread (Never Back Down), and a cop drama (Pride and Glory) -- which means an R-rated action-fest could do pretty well that weekend.

I'm not all that interested in the box office numbers, really. I just want to see Neil Marshall maintain his perfect record.
categories Cinematical