Plaza returns behind the camera for the latest instalment, [REC] 3: Genesis, before Balagueró brings us the follow-up, [REC] 4: Apocalypse, expected sometime next year.
We caught a brilliant new trailer for the film back in March ahead of its Spanish debut, and now a great new clip has made its way online over at Yahoo Movies, in promotion of its VoD debut in the US last Friday.
“The original [REC] crew are back, ready to submit their ensemble cast to another fight for survival against the zombie infection. This time to the backdrop of an original soundtrack. The new chapter will see the film “open up” by using a more traditional cinematographic style. However, the film’s roots have not been forgotten, and viewers will still be immersed in the action watching certain events unfold through the eye of the video camera. The action in [REC] Genesis encompasses the events of the first two films and after the sense of claustrophobia previously experienced. The action now takes place miles away from the original location and partly in broad daylight, giving the film an entirely fresh yet disturbing new reality. The infection has left the building. In a clever twist that draws together the plots of the first two movies, this third part of the saga also works as a decoder to uncover information hidden in the first two films and leaves the door open for the final installment the future, [REC] Apocalypse.”
Co-written by Plaza and frequent collaborator Luis Berdejo, the film stars Leticia Dolera as Clara and Diego Martín as Koldo, the happy couple whose wedding day doesn’t quite turn out as planned.
[REC] 3: Genesis is available through VoD in the US now, and will be given a limited theatrical release next month on 7th September. Here in the UK, it’s due to be released on 31st August, before a DVD/Blu-ray release on 3rd September. If you’re a fan of the franchise, this looks like it will be a brilliant new entry into the saga. Enjoy. And as you can imagine from the title, you probably won’t want to press play if you’re squeamish.