War of the Dead‘ (AKA ‘Stone’s War’) has been given a slot in the Berlin Film Festival next month. It’s been five long years in the making for debut feature Director Marko Makilaakso and his team – funding (and legal issues apparently) have delayed this WW2 zombie pic, but all looks good for a 2011 release.

Peter D. Lago reports that the film’s final sound mix and print master has been completed, and has a distribution deal in 20 territories so far, but not the US.

War of the Dead stars Andrew Tiernan (300, The Pianist) as Capt. Martin Stone who leads a group of American and Finnish soldiers on a secret mission during 1942, into Russia. They find a Hitler-funded program trying to create an army of the undead (zombies), and it all goes wrong from that point. But that’s only to be expected.

The BFF are yet to release the exact festival schedule, but I think this is one to look out for later in the year.

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