Joe Dante, adding another addition to the popular zombie genre, is in production on a new horror comedy titled Burying the Ex, slated for a 2014 release. The movie stars Ashley Greene, best know for her portrayal of Alice Cullen in the Twilight saga, and Anton Yelchin, star of the Fright Night remake as well as the Star Trek reboot, appearing as the shaky-kneed young prodigy and engineer, Pavel Checkov.
Ashley will be playing Yelchin’s manipulative girlfriend, Evelyn, whose controlling nature causes Max (Yelchin) to have buyer’s remorse, after the couple moves in together. Max thinks he finds his escape when Evelyn dies by freak accident, quickly moving on to a new love, Olivia, played by Alexandra Daddario (known for her role in the Percy Jackson series). Max Soon finds that love never dies, it just starts to stink after a while, when dear Evelyn rises from the grave, hell bent on getting Max back, no matter what it takes.
It will be interesting to see if Joe Dante, director of Gremlins and The Burbs, will be able to breath new life into the undead, with this script written by Alan Trezza. Will Burying the Ex fall in line with his more mainstream works or be another tribute to his beginnings working for Roger Corman, making it another campy sexploitation B-horror flick, like his movie Trapped Ashes? No matter which direction he goes in, there are sure to be plenty of gory laughs in this tale of zombie love and obsession. Max’s girlfriend’s back and there’s gonna be trouble.