“Ghouls!”
April 1, 2019 9:22 AM   Subscribe

The first trailer has dropped for “The Dead Don't Die”, an upcoming American zombie horror comedy film, written and directed by Jim Jarmusch. It stars Adam Driver, Bill Murray, Selena Gomez, Iggy Pop, Chloë Sevigny, Carol Kane, Rosie Perez, Steve Buscemi, Austin Butler, Tilda Swinton, Tom Waits, Danny Glover, RZA and Caleb Landry Jones. It is scheduled to be released on June 14, 2019. [IMDB]
posted by Wordshore (47 comments total) 30 users marked this as a favorite
 
Man just reading that credits list in order was an emotional rollercoaster on how much I want to see this
posted by solotoro at 9:26 AM on April 1 [18 favorites]


A couple I know has been flogging this; they have a rental cabin upstate and this apparently filmed very near to it so they've been dining off that a while now.

Somehow in all their posts I missed that Tom Waits would be in this, however. (I think they were more excited about Jarmusch, Murray and Iggy Pop.)
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 9:28 AM on April 1 [4 favorites]


Man just reading that credits list in order was an emotional rollercoaster on how much I want to see this

Likewise. I got to the second name on it and was "take my money", then kept reading and ... Iggy Pop and Tom Waits in the same zombie movie?!
posted by Wordshore at 9:28 AM on April 1 [6 favorites]


This reminds me that I want to re-watch Shaun of the Dead.
posted by exogenous at 9:29 AM on April 1 [5 favorites]


Who comes up with the money needed to hire that cast? Well, hope it does well.
posted by Popular Ethics at 9:30 AM on April 1 [1 favorite]


So, between this and Only Lovers Left Alive, is Jim Jarmusch quietly setting up his own Dark Universe indie franchise?
posted by He Is Only The Imposter at 9:32 AM on April 1 [21 favorites]


And Tom Waits is starting to turn "old-timey prospectors and hermits" into a niche role for himself, I see.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 9:32 AM on April 1 [15 favorites]


Post title is from this tweet observation.
posted by Wordshore at 9:34 AM on April 1 [4 favorites]


Who comes up with the money needed to hire that cast? Well, hope it does well.

It's a Jarmusch film; these particular actors don't cost as much as they would under normal circumstances!
posted by Mothlight at 9:35 AM on April 1 [23 favorites]


Who comes up with the money needed to hire that cast? Well, hope it does well.

Nearly everyone of those actors listed have worked with Jarmusch at least once (and several multiple times) and I'm willing to bet most of these folks didn't get paid their full price and did it just as much for the ability to hang out with Jarmusch again.
posted by AlonzoMosleyFBI at 9:36 AM on April 1 [9 favorites]


I went into this knowing I would like it, and Tilda Swinton, and Iggy Waits, and all that other stuff, and then all of a sudden...

Zombie-Carol Kane zombie-moaning "Chardonnay"

I... all the memes. All the excitement memes.
posted by Alex404 at 9:40 AM on April 1 [15 favorites]


I never knew I needed Tilda Swinton as a Scottish swordmaster undead slayer... but now I know I do.
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 9:40 AM on April 1 [15 favorites]


Not big on zombie, kinda been done to death, but oh my Tilda Swinton with katana and that accent, totally a must see!
posted by sammyo at 9:45 AM on April 1 [10 favorites]


There's zombies for my boyfriend and (surprisingly able comedic actor) Adam Driver for me - I've never seen a Jarmusch film, but it's on.
posted by Selena777 at 9:49 AM on April 1 [1 favorite]


if zombie iggy pop and tom waits don't end up sitting across from each other with coffee then I'm going to be very upset.
posted by Bwentman at 9:53 AM on April 1 [27 favorites]


Is this the first outright comedy Jarmusch has directed? I'm kind of hit-and-miss on the guy's filmography, but that's an interesting prospect.
posted by The Card Cheat at 9:59 AM on April 1 [1 favorite]


You had me at "Adam Driver and Bill Murray zombie horror comedy"
posted by Ber at 10:12 AM on April 1 [1 favorite]


If this is an April Fools joke I am going to smash things.
posted by ardgedee at 10:19 AM on April 1 [16 favorites]


If you aren't familiar with Jarmuch's movies, I suggest you get familiar with them. That cast list is entirely Jarmuch from beginning to end, and this movie is going to take place in his version of reality. Which isn't necessarily the agreed-upon version.

I look forward to this movie quite a bit.
posted by hippybear at 10:21 AM on April 1 [6 favorites]


I love it when the world gives me something I didn't know I needed until that moment.
posted by nubs at 10:29 AM on April 1 [3 favorites]


Can I just second that if this is an April Fools joke I am going to be devastated.
posted by Sophie1 at 10:31 AM on April 1 [2 favorites]


Can I just second that if this is an April Fools joke I am going to be devastated.

Jim wouldn't do that to us.
posted by AlonzoMosleyFBI at 10:33 AM on April 1 [2 favorites]


Zombie-Carol Kane zombie-moaning "Chardonnay"

OMG OMG OMG *faints*
posted by photoslob at 10:34 AM on April 1 [3 favorites]


April Fools joke

If it is, it's been a long time in the making.
posted by gwint at 10:46 AM on April 1 [1 favorite]


I'm down.

by law.
posted by aspersioncast at 10:50 AM on April 1 [15 favorites]


Still a little confused why this isn't called Coffee and Cigarettes and Zombies, but: whatevs.
posted by alex_skazat at 10:54 AM on April 1 [11 favorites]


Agreeing with He Is Only The Imposter. With this and Only Lovers Left Alive Jarmusch is turning to the horror side very nicely.
posted by doctornemo at 10:55 AM on April 1 [1 favorite]


I sincerely do not believe this is a horror film.
posted by hippybear at 10:57 AM on April 1


OH MY GOD I AM SO VERY VERY HAPPY.
posted by lumpenprole at 11:00 AM on April 1


Between this and the croutons, my last week at work has really had a lovely start.
posted by Sophie1 at 11:02 AM on April 1 [2 favorites]


Jarmusch has made a lot of movies I haven't cared for lately, but I LOVE Paterson. Looking forward to this one.
posted by dobbs at 11:06 AM on April 1 [2 favorites]


I'm kinda sad this post isn't right next to the one about the anatomically correct knitted brain.
posted by RolandOfEld at 11:25 AM on April 1 [2 favorites]


I thought I was over zombie movies. I may have been hasty.
posted by DrAstroZoom at 11:38 AM on April 1 [2 favorites]


OH HANG ON WAIT HOLD UP.

You know how i said my friends' rental place was near where they filmed? I'm looking further into it and it looks like it's one of the 3 towns where this WAS filmed. I recognize the motel at 0:10, the street the cop car is driving down at 0:12 is about 5 blocks from my friends' place, and I think I even recognize a couple of the cemeteries.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 12:08 PM on April 1 [7 favorites]


Every Jarmusch film is a horror film. Your job as the viewer is to figure out how exactly it fits into the genre.
posted by aspersioncast at 12:28 PM on April 1 [8 favorites]


Still a little confused why this isn't called Coffee and Cigarettes and Zombies

Or “Coffee and Braaaaains.”
posted by mandolin conspiracy at 1:25 PM on April 1 [3 favorites]


Needs more Crispin Glover, although I'll take Danny's substitution.
posted by joseph_elmhurst at 1:48 PM on April 1 [1 favorite]


Needs more David Yow, who did a nice job as a shotgun-wielding monster hunter in Southbound (cw: gore)
posted by Existential Dread at 2:24 PM on April 1 [1 favorite]


I HATE zombies, literally have never made it through a whole zombie movie because I hate them so much, and I'm actually feeling so attacked right now that this cast has been basically engineered to lure me into a zombie movie
posted by potrzebie at 2:38 PM on April 1 [9 favorites]


I wish Jim had cast Zendaya in the ingenue role, instead of Sentient Piece of Wet Cardboard Selena Gomez.
posted by pxe2000 at 4:10 PM on April 1 [2 favorites]


At 1:07 there's a nice Dawn of the Dead reference.
Adam Driver's character says of the zombies: "they gravitate towards things they did when they were alive."

From IMDB:

[Fran and Stephen are observing from the roof of the mall]

Francine Parker: What are they doing? Why do they come here?

Stephen: Some kind of instinct. Memory of what they used to do. This was an important place in their lives.

posted by doctornemo at 4:47 PM on April 1 [3 favorites]


I wish Jim had cast Zendaya in the ingenue role, instead of Sentient Piece of Wet Cardboard Selena Gomez.

no offense but i think jim fucking jarmusch has better casting instincts than you do, stranger on the internet
posted by JimBennett at 5:58 PM on April 1 [5 favorites]


I HATE zombies, literally have never made it through a whole zombie movie because I hate them so much, and I'm actually feeling so attacked right now that this cast has been basically engineered to lure me into a zombie movie

My reaction is that Bill Murray makes me wish there was a Wes Anderson zombie movie
posted by thelonius at 7:39 PM on April 1 [2 favorites]


You know of course about the Wes Anderson horror movie?
posted by mach at 7:57 PM on April 1 [3 favorites]


(half asleep brain thought this was going to be a musical. Never mind, looks great anyway, carry on)
posted by thegirlwiththehat at 10:52 PM on April 1


Who comes up with the money needed to hire that cast? Well, hope it does well.
posted by Popular Ethics at 9:30 AM on April 1 [1 favorite +] [!]


cf: Robert Rodriguez productions/ with Jarmusch caveat/ Hiring a super famous actor for one day of shooting can be surprisingly obtainable.

Also, fuck, his last two films were pretty great - I'm totally looking forward to this.
posted by From Bklyn at 2:01 AM on April 2


no offense but i think jim fucking jarmusch has better casting instincts than you do, stranger on the internet
... or the former Barney and Friends star may have had photos of Jarmusch with Dina Loesch. I'm just saying.
posted by pxe2000 at 5:42 AM on April 3


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