I have been sold on Alejandro Brugues’ Juan of the Dead since the first time I laid eyes on the teaser trailer. This one looks totally badass, and this one is quickly being picked up for many territories, worldwide, and now Juan has found a home in the U.S.
According to Variety, Juan of the Dead has been picked up by Focus World, no release date at this time, but at least we know this one is locked for a U.S. release of some sort.
A while back we announced that Cinetic Media had picked up the title, and they had, this deal allows for festival in the States and a theatrical release date after April 2012.
Synopsis: “Juan is a typical forty-year-old slacker. One day Havana begins to fill up with zombies. Juan decides that the best way to cope with it is to prosper. “Juan of the dead killed their loved ones” is his slogan, and his mission is to help people get rid of those infected around them … for a price. But the situation gets worse — while everyone is escaping to sea as a means to get away, Juan is left with no choice but to become a hero, staying to defend his country and protect his own on an island that has turned into a real bloodbath.” An Official Website is up but doesn’t appear to be any activity”