HOLLYWOOD – Universal announce The Unbearable Lightness of Being and Zombies to start filming in the Fall.
Milan Kubdera’s 1984 novel set in Prague in 1968 is the latest property to get a zombie based reboot in The Unbearable Lightness of Being and Zombies. The novel was filmed in 1988 in an acclaimed version starring Juliette Binoche, Lena Olin and Daniel Day Lewis. All three are expected to return to the new movie to play cameos. Daniel Day Lewis telephoned the Studio Exec bungalow last night with the news:
The new film is going to be a lot of fun and we’re going to play zombie versions of our characters who attack the new generation of intellectuals and lovers. We’re only in it briefly.
The official synopsis reads:
Beloved classic of modern literature – The Unbearable Lightness of Being – gets an original new spin when a malfunctioning military satellite sprays the atmosphere with an unknown form of radiation that causes the dead to rise and attack intellectuals in 1960s Prague. Unfaithful surgeon Tomas and his photographer wife Tereza must unite with Tomas’ lover Sabina in order to fight of the hordes of reanimated corpses that infest Prague as the government uses the undead infestation as an excuse to crack down on dissidents.
The Unbearable Lightness of Being and Zombies will be released in 2017.