We’re still waiting to see if Doctor Who star Matt Smith can successfully segue into the movies, but with Lost River, Terminator: Genisys and Pride & Prejudice & Zombies coming up, he’s certainly got a good shot. Now he’s added another movie to the mix, as Deadline reports that he has signed on to star in the Screen Gems zombie thriller Patient Zero, alongside Game of Thrones actress Natalie Dormer.
The action-thriller takes place in the aftermath of a deadly pandemic where an enhanced strain of rabies turns humans into violent, zombie-like creatures. The movie itself is about a man who is somehow immune to this disease, and also mysteriously has the ability to communicate to communicate with the infected. He leads a quest to find Patient Zero, in hopes of finding a cure to save his wife and the rest of humanity.
Stefan Ruzowitzky (The Counterfeiters, Deadfall) is set to direct from a screenplay by Mike Le (W.M.D.). It’s not clear when it will shoot.