We’ve got our hands on a new series of official pictures of Cargo, the upcoming post-apocalyptic zombie drama movie directed by Ben Howling and Yolanda Ramke and starring Martin Freeman:
“In a desperate bid to outrun a violent pandemic, Andy (Martin Freeman) and Kay (Susie Porter) have holed up on a houseboat with their infant daughter, Rosie. When their peaceful river existence is shattered by a violent attack, Andy is infected and left with only 48 hours to find a new guardian for his child before he transforms into one of the creatures he has fought so hard to evade. Uncovering the existence of a flourishing Aboriginal community, it quickly becomes apparent that they are Rosie’s best chance of survival – but with a merciless attitude toward the afflicted, they also pose a grave threat. As Andy’s fate becomes intertwined with that of a young Indigenous girl, he comes to view her as his safe passage into this sacred community. However, she is on her own quest. They both seek salvation…but they will need to work together if they truly hope to achieve it.”
Aboriginal people and zombies in the same movie? Sounds awesome to me!
Besides Martin freeman, the cast also includes Anthony Hayes, Susie Porter, Caren Pistorius, Kris McQuade, Bruce R Carter, Natasha Wanganeen, Simone Landers, and David Gulpilil.
No official release date yet (on Netflix), but the film will premiere at the 2017 Adelaide Film Festival in Australia in October.