Night of the Living Dead: Origins Adds Voice Cast

Jesse Corti, Danielle Harris, Bill Moseley, and Joe Pilato among cast.

Jesse Corti, Danielle Harris, Bill Moseley, Joe Pilato, Alona Tal and Cornell Womack are warming up their voices for Night of the Living Dead: Origins, the 3D CGI re-imagining of the George A. Romero zombie classic directed by newcomer Zebediah de Soto.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the story again follows a group of humans trying to stay alive during a zombie attack.

Corti (Heroes) is voicing a news reporter, and Harris (Halloween II) plays a woman who held her family together forced to come to grips with its absence.

Moseley (Carnivale) is reprising the role he portrayed in a 1990 live-action remake Living Dead: a Wall Street-type with an expense account attitude.

Pilato, who appeared in 1978's Dawn of the Dead is voicing Harry Cooper, a blue-collar worker who lives for his injured daughter, and Tal (Supernatural) voices his wife, Helen, who blames her husband for all the ills of the world.

Womack is a no-nonsense New York cop.

De Soto said some of the casting is "a nod to Romero fans. Horror is a genre and zombie movies are a subgenre that people have been following for years and years."

"I wanted to make this look like a living Monet; it's expressionism," De Soto said. "It's going to be the first zombie movie played on a epic scale. This is the 'Empire of the Sun' of zombie films. ... I lived through the L.A. riots and saw the city on fire; I remember seeing people running, people getting pulled out of cars. And with 9/11, these images have been ingrained on people of my generation. I just thought that is the way it would really be, a lot of chaos."

The movie is being animated with the voicework in the early stages. No release date has been set.
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