First Trailer for Jim Jarmusch's New Zombie Film 'The Dead Don't Die'

April 1, 2019
Source: YouTube

The Dead Don't Die Trailer

"The road to survival could be a dead end." Focus Features has debuted the first official trailer for the latest Jim Jarmusch film titled The Dead Don't Die, a new zombie thriller from the acclaimed filmmaker. This is expected to premiere at the Cannes Film Festival this summer, but nothing has been announced yet. In the meantime, Focus has given us a first look at Jarmusch's latest and it looks amazingly good. Described as a "hilarious" zombie comedy about a small town (filmed in upstate New York) that becomes overrun by the undead. The remarkable ensemble cast includes Adam Driver, Chloë Sevigny, Tilda Swinton, Steve Buscemi, Austin Butler, Bill Murray, Selena Gomez, Rosie Perez, RZA, Caleb Landry Jones, Carol Kane, with Tom Waits and Danny Glover. And Iggy Pop, as a zombie. Oh yes! Fire this one up.

Here's the first official trailer (+ poster) for Jim Jarmusch's The Dead Don't Die, direct from YouTube:

The Dead Don't Die Poster

The greatest zombie cast ever disassembled! The Dead Don’t Die stars Driver and Murray as local cops who must spring into action when a zombie outbreak begins affecting the town's citizens. The Dead Don't Die is both written and directed by acclaimed American indie filmmaker Jim Jarmusch, director of many great films including Stranger Than Paradise, Down by Law, Mystery Train, Night on Earth, Dead Man, Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai, Coffee and Cigarettes, Broken Flowers, The Limits of Control, Only Lovers Left Alive, and Paterson previously. This is expected to premiered at the Cannes Film Festival this summer, but this hasn't been announced yet. Focus Features will release Jarmusch's The Dead Don't Die in select theaters starting June 14th, 2019 in the middle of the summer. First impression? Who's into this?

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97point6 on Apr 1, 2019


"When you try hard, That's when you die hard"....I feel like this movie has all the elements to be funny, but it's just not. Besides the cast it seems like a waste.

Oblique on Apr 1, 2019


It's trying VERY hard to be funny...but might be more tongue-in-cheek humor? Idk...

THE_RAW_ on Apr 1, 2019


Well, it's tongue-in-cheek humor for sure. Just not sure it works though. Actually I am sure...for me it didn't!

thespiritbo on Apr 1, 2019


I totally agree...good observation, Oblique. All of it was obvious and trying too hard. Murray's dead pan schtick was too...well...dead with Savigny's reactions...too on the money reaction and every one was the same. This one isn't for me. Not a fan of Jarmusch's work anyway. Except the Forrest Whittaker one, Samurai Way of the Dog or whatever that title was. I thought that was excellent.

thespiritbo on Apr 1, 2019


Yeah, Ghost Dog was great. Did you see Paterson? Really liked that one. In fact, those two are the only two Jim Jarmusch films I've seen, so I guess he's 2 for 2 for me, haha. I guess his other stuff hasn't really intrigued me.

Efterklang on Apr 2, 2019


Ghost Dog was great...and no, I didn't see Paterson. I'll take your word for it because what I read and clips I saw I couldn't get interested. I very much hit and miss with Jarmusch...and mostly miss. Cheers.

thespiritbo on Apr 2, 2019


Great cast, but Jarmusch is a acquired taste. I enjoyed "Dead Man" but everything since I haven't been thrilled with. That vampire movie he directed was so boring I turned it off. The zombie genre is pretty tired too, but I'll give it a go because it looks more like an homage to exploitation more than anything and those can be fun.

THE_RAW_ on Apr 1, 2019


Oh wow, Dead Man. Haven't seen that in probably 20 years. Don't really remember much, but I recall liking it. Haven't seen any of his other work, but this looks fun, great cast.

grimjob on Apr 1, 2019


they had me when adam driver said " i'm thinking zombies". and sevignys facial expressions - hilarious. then there is also, murray, glover, swinton and buscemi? should be a fun watch.

dan on Apr 1, 2019


I'm on board here, no question about it. This looks like a great fun time ...

shiboleth on Apr 1, 2019


Hell of a cast, and Carol Kane is a nice surprise.

grimjob on Apr 1, 2019


please please... please please please... can we see Bill Murray hitting Carol Kane with a toaster Not IRL just in this movie. It would be such a lovely homage / call back moment.

Akirakorn on Apr 1, 2019


Brilliant. One of the best Christmas films ever, and that would be such a great nod.

grimjob on Apr 1, 2019


"Focus Features will release Jarmusch's The Dead Don't Die in select theaters starting June 14th, 2019 in the middle of this summer." Huh? Summer doesn't start until June 21.

Charles Knowlton on Apr 1, 2019


The summer movie season starts in May. It always has (at least for the last 30 years). I'm not talking about the "seasons" in terms of nature, I'm talking about the summer movie season. We have been covering movies in the "summer" from May to August for as long as this site has been running.

Alex Billington on Apr 2, 2019


Are you sure Wes Anderson didn't direct this?

Jevon SJ on Apr 1, 2019


You must be new to Jarmusch.

Terry Craig on Apr 5, 2019


This looks like a sleeper hit. I'm watching!

Whichhalfofthewit on Apr 1, 2019


Dialogue is going to piss the casual fan off. But please so many others.

DAVIDPD on Apr 3, 2019


This will be fantastic!

Electronic Eric on Apr 5, 2019


No way, Jarmusch finally did a splatter film! Never thought I'd see this. Kind of surprised how it's apparently trying to look more general audience-friendly than any of Jarmusch's other work. The poster is quite uninspired, alas, but then again, you don't need more promo than a list of the incredibly impressive cast, do you? The trailer makes me think of Zombieland, but knowing that Jarmusch has always been a fan of old splatter films and not just art cinema, I hope he'll get to try something more unique with this.

Terry Craig on Apr 5, 2019


Looks like yet another generic zombie comedy horror film we've dozens of times before.

JohnDoeB on Apr 6, 2019

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