Trailer for Osombie Hunts Down a Zombie Bin Laden
02.08.12 by Ryan
It's only been 9 months since SEAL Team Six accomplished their mission to hunt down and kill Osama Bin Laden. Unfortunately, after burying the known terrorist at sea, Bin Laden has returned as a member of the undead and a NATO Special Forces team will have to hunt him down and stop a zombie apocalypse. Such is the premise behind Osombie, the indie zombie movie from producer-director John Lyde (You're So Cupid!) and screenwriter Kurt Hale (Church Ball).
Osombie is one of two movies involving Bin Laden — The Hurt Locker's Academy Award–winning director and screenwriter Kathryn Bigelow and Mark Boal have been working on an untitled thriller about the terrorist since before the May attack that ended his life. We're going to guess that Bigelow's project is the more serious of the two, since the Osombie trailer (via SlashFilm) is filled with A) a zombie Osama Bin Laden, B) zombies getting shot in the head, and C) zombies getting sliced by machetes and swords. We'll assume both will contain explosions, aerial gunfire, and other mayhem, but we're certain Bigelow's thriller won't contain the tagline "Bin Laden will die. Again." Be warned when you watch the teaser, it's not the safest trailer to watch at work.
Here's the synopsis for Osombie.
The story follows Dusty, a yoga instructor from Colorado, who is on a desperate rescue mission to save her crazy brother Derek, a conspiracy theorist who is convinced Osama Bin Laden is still alive, despite having been buried at sea. In Afghanistan, Dusty falls in with a team of NATO Special Forces on a secret assignment. Turns out Derek is not so crazy after all, and that Osama has returned from his watery grave and is making an army of zombie terrorists. When the group crashes headlong into the growing zombie apocalypse, Dusty and the troops must find and destroy the root of the zombie insurgency before it infests the rest of the world.
Osombie is still seeking distribution at the moment, and producers are currently publicly campaigning for funds to help them finish the movie's sound and music. Osombie stars Corey Sevier (The Lost Future), Eve Mauro (Wicked Lake) and Jasen Wade (Dead West) and is currently in post-production.