The Crazies

(2010)

In a terrifying tale of the "American Dream" gone wrong, four friends find themselves trapped in their hometown in "The Crazies," a reinvention of the George Romero classic. David Dutton is sheriff of Ogden Marsh, a picture-perfect American town with happy, law-abiding citizens. But one night, one of them comes to a school baseball game with a loaded shotgun, ready to kill. Another man burns down his house after locking his wife and young son in a closet inside. Something is infecting the citizens of Ogden Marsh...with insanity. The few still sane find themselves trapped: Sheriff Dutton; his pregnant wife, Judy; Becca, an assistant at the medical center; and Russell, Dutton's deputy and right-hand man. Forced to band together, an ordinary night becomes a struggle for survival as they try to get out of town alive.

EXCLUSIVE: Breck Eisner Warns What to Do When ‘The Crazies’ Attack!

Breck Eisner Warns What to Do When The Crazies Attack!

Why, in your opinion, do you think The Crazies is the perfect film to watch at home this summer?

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EXCLUSIVE: Will Timothy Olyphant Be Snake Plissken in ‘Escape from New York’?

I know you are remaking Escape From New York next, as well as Blood of the Innocent. So who is Timothy Olyphant going to play? Jack the Ripper? Dracula? Or Snake Plissken?

Breck Eisner: (Laughs) All three if you ask me. I love working with Timothy Olyphant, and I will be working with him again. He is an amazing actor. A talented guy. And he's incredibly funny. He needs to do a great comedy, because he is a funny guy. But I will work with him again. I can promise you that.

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‘The Crazies’ Get Insane on DVD and Blu-ray on June 29th

You can bring a brand new remake of a George A. Romero classic home on DVD and Blu-ray this June. The Crazies will be released on DVD and Blu-ray on June 29. The standard DVD will be priced at $29.98 SRP while the BD, which will include a Digital Copy of the film, will be priced at $39.98 SRP. The film stars Timothy Olyphant, Radha Mitchell, Joe Anderson and Danielle Panabaker.

In a terrifying tale of the "American Dream" gone wrong, four friends find themselves trapped in their hometown in The Crazies, a reinvention of the George A. Romero classic. David Dutton is sheriff of Ogden Marsh, a picture-perfect American town with happy, law-abiding citizens. But one night, one of them comes to a school baseball game with a loaded shotgun, ready to kill. Another man burns down his house after locking his wife and young son in a closet inside. Something is infecting the citizens of Ogden Marsh...with insanity. The few still sane find themselves trapped: Sheriff Dutton; his pregnant wife, Judy; Becca, an assistant at the medical center; and Russell, Dutton's deputy and right-hand man. Forced to band together, an ordinary night becomes a struggle for survival as they try to get out of town alive.

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EXCLUSIVE: Timothy Olyphant Talks ‘The Crazies’ Sequel, ‘Flash Gordon’ & ‘Deadwood’

Actor Timothy Olyphant must be on top of the world right now. He had a solid hit at the box office a few weeks ago with the re-imagining of George Romero's classic The Crazies and his edgy new TV series, Justified, premieres March 16th on FX. With his film achieving a successful opening weekend at box office and positive reviews from fans and critics alike it's only a matter of time before talk of a sequel to the zombie/government conspiracy film co-starring Radha Mitchell begins. In fact, it has already been announced that the films director, Breck Eisner, will next be adapting the classic comic strip hero Flash Gordon into a 3D feature film. We recently had an opportunity to speak with Timothy Olyphant at the premiere of his new series and had a chance to talk with the actor about a sequel to his popular film, the upcoming adaptation of Flash Gordon and the possible film resurrection of his old HBO series Deadwood.

We began by asking Olyphant if, after the recent success of The Crazies, he'd had an opportunity to speak with director Breck Eisner about a sequel? "No, we haven't talked about that," the actor said. "We talk ... we talk about the Clippers mostly," he joked. We followed up by asking him if he had possibly talked with Eisner about playing Flash Gordon, as the actor would make a great Flash! The actor simply smiled and said, "Thanks I appreciate that," indicating that he might be up for the role. Is that a character that you would be interested in playing, we asked Olyphant? "Does it pay?" he replied. That's something he'll have to take up with Eisner. Finally, ever since Olyphant's popular but short-lived HBO series Deadwood ended its run prematurely in 2006 there have been rumors of a possible feature film that would revisit the old-western town. We wanted to get to the bottom of that and asked the actor point-blank if he thought that there would ever be a film version of Deadwood made? "No," which Olyphant answered quite confidently.

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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Radha Mitchell Talks ‘The Crazies’ Sequel and ‘Flash Gordon’!

To begin with, the film performed very well at the box office last weekend and got great reviews from fans and critics alike, so has Breck Eisner or anyone from the studio contacted you about a sequel yet and were there any ideas for a possible follow-up discussed while making the film, as the movie's ending could certainly leave room for a second film?

Radha Mitchell: Yeah. I think we're just dealing with getting it out their for the moment but possibly. It certainly does, I mean you can imagine all kinds of horrible things happening half an hour later once they get to Cedar Rapids. So it certainly lends itself to certain potentialities that we haven't quite got into what they would be yet for sure. I don't think there's been that kind of discussion immediately. But you never know what could happen in the next couple of weeks. I don't know?

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‘The Crazies’ Behind-the-Scenes Featurette!

Take a look at this new sizzle reel from Breck Eisner's remake.

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