Back in October we talked about 4th Reich, an upcoming Nazi zombie thriller directed by Shaun Robert Smith. Its combination of an impressive cast, including Sean Pertwee (Dog Soldiers, Event Horizon)and genre fav Tom Savini, as well as a historical basis had me sold from the beginning, though I was a bit wary due to the announcement that it was going to be filmed in 3-D. Despite this, most Nazi zombie films feature the undead hybrids in the modern age, and 4th Reich breaks from the mold, setting the film shortly after D-Day.

Since then we haven't heard anything new, but today Bloody Disgusting brought our attention a set of incredible production art and a full synopsis, courtesy of the 4th Reichofficial website.

"June 1944, after the glorious victory on D-day, the armies of the combined allied forces begin their long push to Berlin with the aim of bringing down Hitler and the despised Nazi regime of the Third Reich.

But buried deep in secret files German Reichstag, is the chilling reality of Hitler's plan to create an eternal living hell, The 4th Reich.

Dr. Joseph Mengele, Hitler's chief scientist, was charged with creating a new super army of invincible soldiers. A force that would never be beaten. His experiments and research at the death camps of Auschwitz, Belsen and Birkenau would create unspeakable evil.

A small brigade of soldiers from 3rd Infantry Division, under the command of the battle hardened Captain Bathurst embark on an ever darkening quest to liberate Europe. Fighting their way through the French countryside, villages and war ravaged towns. Each step discovering progressively strange battles and events until they reach an abandoned research facility where the true horror begins...

A sample of the photos can be seen after the cut, while the rest can be found here.
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