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Movie extras for The Zombie King asked to keep photos from set under wraps

By Wells Journal  |  Posted: June 29, 2012

  • Production posters of The Zombie King

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Mid-Somerset extras who took part in the filming for an upcoming movie are being urged not to share photographs from the shoot.

British horror comedy The Zombie King is due to be released this year and stars Hollywood actors Edward Furlong, from Terminator2, and Corey Feldman, best known from 80s films The Lost Boys and The Goonies.

Furlong plays Samuel Peters who dabbles with voodoo to bring his wife back from the grave. He makes a pact with the God of malevolence, Kalfu, played by Feldman, where he will become The Zombie King and walk the earth for eternity with his late wife.

But, as the ever growing horde of zombies begins to completely wipe out a countryside town, the Government set-up a perimeter around the town and employ a shoot-on-sight policy. Trapped within the town, the locals, an unlikely bunch of misfits, must fight for their lives and unite in order to survive.

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Playing a major role in the film is mid-Somerset's own landscape, chosen as a backdrop for much of the location shots.

Shortly before Christmas all the stars and crew decamped to the Mendips with filming at Shepton Mallet and various rural locations such as near Doulting, others close to Penn Hill Mast, and Blagdon churchyard.

For some the mid-Somerset setting could not have been better: make-up artist Nicole Fairfield is from Draycott and camera operator Adam Lanfranchi is from Pilton.

And there are many more who will be watching the film to glimpse whether they feature. Dozens of volunteers from mid-Somerset signed up to be extras.

From graveyard scenes to mobs of the undead coming to life to wander across rain-splattered fields, there will be many mid-Somerset residents looking to see whether they have their very own 'starring' roles on the silver screen.

However the production team behind the The Zombie King is urging anyone who took pictures of the filming to keep them to themselves – for now.

In a posting on the social networking site Facebook, the production crew point out that such photographs could constitute a 'breach of conduct'.

"It has come to our attention that a few live action stills are circling on Facebook, please can these pictures be removed until we are ready to release them," it states.

"Thank you to everyone who has acknowledged and supported this request.

"We would like to assure you The Zombie King will be happy to display these pictures in the coming weeks via our website: the Zombie King – 7 Souls, 7 Steps, 7 Days to Hell at www .thezombiekingfilm.co.uk."

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