The first trailer for Joe Lynch’s corporate viral outbreak movie MAYHEM has just arrived
Starring Steven Yeun from AMC’s The Walking Dead, and Samara Weaving, the title Mayhem looks to be quite fitting.
Yeun plays an office drone called Derek who loses his job at a corporate company. Before he can make it off the premises, the building is closed down put into quarantine. There has been an outbreak of a dangerous virus. Trapped in the basement of the building with another co-worker, the two must use whatever inventive weaponry they can find to battle through the infected.
I was thinking that MAYHEM was going to be another zombie movie. Judging from the trailer, I think it’s more along the lines of 28 Days Later than The Walking Dead. Rather than crave human flesh, this virus makes you act of your wildest impulses, which sounds like a beautiful approach for a viral outbreak movie. So, if your wildest impulse was to eat the face of the person you’ve been sitting beside in work every day, it’s soon going to become a reality.
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You’re a fan of mindless acts of violence, like a high body-count and you like a few laughs in horror films. I think if you tick the above boxes then you’ll get a kick out Mayhem.
Written by Argentinian writer Mathias Caruso. Mayhem looks to be Caruso’s first feature-length script.
Directed by Joe Lynch (Everly, Knights Of Badassdom). Not a fan of either of those movies but I am always open to watching someone tackle a new genre.
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