Simon West Productions (Black Hawk Down, Con Air, The Expendables 2) and the Graphic Film Company, in association with 2020 Entertainment and Indus Media and Entertainment, announced today that Bollywood actor R. Madhavan (3 Idiots, 13B, Tanu Weds Manu) will star in the upcoming Night of the Living Dead: Origins 3D, which is a 3D re-imagining of George A. Romero's classic horror film Night of the Living Dead.

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Directed by Zebediah DeSoto and co-written by DeSoto, Warren Davis and David Schwartz, the film also stars veterans Tony Todd (Candyman) and Tom Sizemore (Black Hawk Down), along with scream queen Danielle Harris (Halloween), Sarah Habel (Hostel: Part III, Sydney Tamiia Poitier (Grindhouse), Bill Moseley (Texas Chainsaw 3D) and Joseph Pilato (Pulp Fiction). The film is being produced by Simon West, Jib Polhemus, Gus Malliarodakis and Matty Mangone-Miranda of the Graphic Film Company, Paresh Ghelani of 2020 Entertainment, and Naveen Chathappuram and Charles Leslie of Indus Media and Entertainment. Meyers Media Group is handling all international rights.

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A new take on Romero's 1968 original, Night of the Living Dead: Origins 3D is the story of a group of survivors fighting to stay alive when a mysterious plague unleashes the undead on New York City. Barricaded in an abandoned apartment building, the characters from the original film face new terror and question each other's compassion and sense of humanity as they fight to stay alive against the army of the living dead.

Shot completely in a CG setting using stereoscopic 3D, the film engages state-of-the-art facial capture technology that is a step beyond anything used before, as it becomes a hybrid of graphic novel and traditional animation.

Producer and CEO of 2020 Entertainment, Paresh Ghelani, had this to say in a statement.

"It's great to help introduce American audiences to what the many fans of Bollywood films have known for years. Madhavan is a huge dynamic talent."

Producer {PEhrtmikMYH6kp||Simon West added his own statement.

"This movie represents a whole new way of visualizing the classic zombie genre. It has a fresh and exciting style that sets it apart from all other horror films seen up until now."