Must Watch: First Official Trailer for The Crazies Remake

October 1, 2009
Source: Apple

The Crazies

Overture Films has debuted the first official trailer The Crazies remake directed by Breck Eisner in high def over on Apple today and can be watched below. This stars Timothy Olyphant, Radha Mitchell, Danielle Panabaker, Joe Anderson, Joe Reegan, and a whole town full of crazies. I actually think this trailer looks pretty damn good, despite it being a remake without one of the strongest directors. Though I should note that George Romero had nothing to do with this remake at all. I don't think it's going to be as good as the original and it's not going to be one of the best movies of next year, but it doesn't look terrible. Check it out!

Watch the official trailer for Breck Eisner's The Crazies:

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You can also watch the trailer for The Crazies in High Definition on Apple

The story revolves around the inhabitants of a small Iowa town who are suddenly beset by death and insanity after a plane crash lets loose a mysterious secret biological weapon into the water supply.

The Crazies is directed by Breck Eisner, of Thoughtcrimes and Sahara previously. The screenplay was written by Scott Kosar (The Machinist, The Amityville Horror) and Ray Wright (Pulse, Case 39). This is a remake of George Romero's 1973 film of the same name. Overture Films will be bringing it to theaters on February 26th, 2010 next year. You can follow the official Twitter for the film for more updates on this.

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  • Sick.
  • blah
  • blah
    lol fail looks sick though
  • Dan
    Never like the overuse of popular trailer songs, but Mad World's an inspired choise despite that, fits very well. Olyphant's playing to his strength's, and from the trailer footage the slow-burning fear/intensity seems to be handled quite well. Hope the military intervention is handled right, that could be the point where the film trips itself up and just becomes another insane action/gore fest that's produced a half-dozen times a year.
  • Syphous
    That looks fucking awesome. Sign me up!
  • pity the trailer basically shows the entire story arch.
  • Kevin
    I really never cared for the original. This looks pretty damn good.
  • Bash
    I like!
  • tankmaster
    This honestly looked horrible until the last few seconds haha.
  • Tra la la la la di da
    Agreed #4 Still looks promising. Kosar has some nice titles under his belt so the script I have faith in. Up to Eisner and his direction.
  • SuicidalOptimist
    At first it appeared to be a mix between The Happening and Dawn of the Dead, and I actually like it. Even tho the people don't actually seem to become zombies, I guess. Looks really good to me. I also like the use of Mad World here. It adds a sense of desperation and hopelessness to the trailer that I usually don't get from many horror movies, if at all.
  • Christopher M
    Alex, George A. Romero is the executive producer of the the man had something to do with the
  • Looks pretty good, just saw the whole film in 3 minutes though, it's a shame they have to retard proof the trailers by putting everything in, including explosions for the jizzbombers.
  • DoomCanoe
    wish they didn't use Mad World. Even though i do agree the song was fitting. other then that i cant wait.
  • Shige
    The end song makes the trailer (Mad World). Looks to be your normal isolated town scare BS. Worth a look though.
  • Jeremy
    actually your review about George A. Romero having nothing to do with this movie is wrong. Im not trying to tell you how to do your job but if you look up his filmography or the movie it will show you that he wrote some of it, i believe the characters, yes a little part to the film but he has something to do with it. have a nice day.
  • seanathan
    that looks delicious! i was ok with the trailer until that last ten seconds or so when what look to be two huge plot points are given away, but i'll do my best to block out that prior knowledge when i see this. love olyphant as a lead.
  • Jessica
    This movie was actually made in my home town and EVERYONE has been talking about it. So to finally see the final product is very cool. It looks really good, I enjoy a good zombie movie.
  • Tim
    wow the trailer started out pretty good and then Gary Jules' Mad World just put a bow on it for me.
  • donnie darko theme song much
  • whomever
    I usually don't like killing movies, but it looks good.
  • twispious
    this could turn out to be AMAZING
  • Dan W
    Well it looks like they nuke the town or something at the end. Seems maybe like it will be ok. Every time I hear that song I think of Donnie Darko. No movie can ever use that song and have the same impact as it did in donnie darko.
  • matthew
    they just gave it away that Daniella Panabaker's character is going to die you can see them grab her out of the car. that
  • Traveler
    Once again, a trailer that shows too much. However, it does look unexpectedly good. I just wish they hadn't shown the last 40 seconds or so.
  • Looks great. I like this kind of movies and I hope they changed some of the story. I hope its not again this water virus stuff... another reason for the craziness would be cool. The TWITTER Link is not working, guys.
  • Tra la la la la di da
    Too much. Honestly, I just saw it a couple hours ago and I've generally forgotten anything about it besides the general plot which I already knew so...yeah.
  • beavis
    i know it's a remake of "the crazies" but it reminds me of a movie fromt the '80s called "impulse". i liked that one a lot. this looks like a fun watch. i'll be seeing it.
  • Ben
    @6 - haha your an idiot. Romero created the characters for the original film, hence they have to give him credit for this film. Alex was spot on, Romero had nothing to do with this.
  • Calibretto
    That shit is gonna be of tha fuckin Hook!!!!!!!
  • dom
    Looks very messed up.. perhaps its got the right vibe to the whole zombie thing. Will check this out.
  • Godstrike
    Looks tooight like a tooiger! I'm in!
  • erik
    i had mixed feelings on this when i first heard about it but i was dumb cause i hadn't seen any footage or pics. Now i know this is gonna be FUCKIN TIGHT!
  • shehab6003
    overused soundtrack
  • Fisherr
    I'll better watch the first movie although this is a remake but the concept looks old but the movie looks so damn sick, sold.
  • OCP
  • dELVIS
    I'm going to hang my head low since I haven't seen the original. Perhaps I'll check it out this weekend. Anyway, seeing Olyphant as a sheriff makes me miss Deadwood. As for the movie, it has potential.
  • I'd say I'm game. Zombies (and any sort of derivation) are kind of my guilty pleasure genre. Looking forward to this although I don't know why Hollywood tries to release quasi-seasonal pictures way out of season. That's one reason I think that 'The Frighteners' didn't catch on with audiences. It was released on opening day for the Olympics, can you believe it?
  • Trey
    WOW...that song fit perfect with the trailer...I heard it another I wrong?
  • David Banner
    Looks very good, but alot different then the original. Go see Romero's version first, can't get too much Romero now can you :)
  • dqniel
    I actually thought that looked pretty badass. Definitely looking forward to it.
  • SomeGuy
    I know it's a remake and all, but I can't shake out the thought that this is how The Happening should have been made. Looks great!
  • Lar
    Nice choice in music.
    Wow, got the chills #39 it was in Donnie Darko!
  • Dreckent
    Everytime a director gets the zombie genre right... an angel gets his wings... 😀
  • Darren
    okay the ending is the military nukes the town and they all die
  • xerxex
    Okay, This looks like a good thriller to check out. Olyphant has remained one of my favorite actors, he's really the only reason I bought Hitman. Radha Mitchell is a great actress, so I'm sold on her part The story looks pretty solid. BUT the use of Gary Jules' Mad World dosen't really mesh well with the film, I know its just for the trailer, it just dosen't work I would have preferred some soundtrack maybe X-Ray Dog's Gothic Power but I digress it looks pretty good!
  • alex
    it does remind me of the happening wich that movie was an epic fail.but this one looks good
  • Gregard
    Seems to me that the tailer shows the end of the movie.
  • heN.rY.
    Im sold on this movie. It looks like its going to turn into another "ZOMBIE" movie (which im a fan of) . I just hope that Hollywood doesnt screw this one up !
  • Looks F'n Awesome! I've never seen the original but this has gotten me interested in both.
  • DiR3ct
    I really wish they wouldn't use that song so much. Man theres Aussie in everything now, Radha Mitchell is kicking arse! I might give this a miss though.
  • Seductive Flamingo
    Soooo....The Happening minus the plants hopefully? Looks good, but i want to know whats in the water...same reaction to The Happening and turned out just awful.
  • splinter
    woot woot i am there
  • Trey
    1:45-1:53 is epic
  • MrToad07
    zombie films epic.....oh ya baby




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