Back in January 2015, we reported that Content Media has acquired distribution rights for a new zombie thriller entitled Pandemic, which gives viewers a first-person perspective on this apocalyptic event. Almost exactly one year later, we finally have the first trailer and poster for this movie, with Content Media setting an April 1 release date. As you can see in the trailer below, this isn't your typical zombie movie, putting you right in the middle of the undead action.

Pandemic is set in the near future, where a virus of epic proportions has overtaken the planet. There are more infected than uninfected, and humanity is losing its grip on survival. Its only hope is finding a cure and keeping the infected contained. Lauren (Rachel Nichols) is a doctor, who, after the fall of New York, comes to Los Angeles to lead the charge in the hunt for uninfected civilian survivors. Lauren's objective is simple - lead her team into the field and rescue survivors. Lauren and her team: Gunner (tactical command), Denise (navigation), and Wheeler (driver), put on their anti-contamination suits, complete with cameras so their experiences can be used for research, and leave the compound. But nothing could have prepared them for the mayhem they are about to walk into.

The cast also includes Mekhi Phifer (The Divergent Series: Insurgent, Divergent, 8 Mile), Missi Pyle (The Artist, Gone Girl, Big Fish), Alfie Allen (John Wick, Atonement, Game of Thrones), Danielle Rose Russell (A Walk Among the Tombstones), Paul Guilfoyle (L.A. Confidential, Air Force One, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation) and Pat Healy (Rescue Dawn, Magnolia). Directed by John Suits (The Scribbler), Pandemic is an intense and unique film that features non-stop action from a first person shooter perspective (FPS), putting the audience in the middle of every fight whilst feeling in control of every punch thrown and shot fired. It's a new model of action thriller for the video game generation.

Gabriel Cowan (400 Days, Bad Milo) produced the film with Suits through their New Artists Alliance (NAA) banner with XLrator Media, which will also distribute the film in North America as the second film in its three-picture deal with NAA. Executive producers are Danny Roth and Damiano Tucci of Parkside Pictures, Michael Tadross Jr. of Tadross Media Group and Content's Film President Jamie Carmichael. This apocalyptic thriller will be going up against Amityville: The Awakening, God's Not Dead and Collide and Rings in its April 1 {which puts it up against Amityville: The Awakening, God's Not Dead and Collide and Rings in its April 1 release date.

While this certainly offers a different take on the zombie/apocalyptic genre, we'll have to wait and see how it fares at the box office this spring. While innovative projects like this sometimes can go on to be big hits in theaters, they can just as easily fall flat as well. Take a look at the trailer and poster for Pandemic, and let us know what you think of this unique project.

Pandemic Poster