Patient Zero has been having a rough time being released.
Originally known as Patient Z, the script for the film was in a bidding war between several studios. Screen Gems eventually won the rights and Ruzowitzky signed on to direct way back in May of 2014.
Principal photography began on March 3, 2015 and wrapped on April 18, 2015. Now, the film was originally set to be released the following year in September 2016 by Screen Gems but was eventually pushed back to February of 2017.
After all the red tape, the film is finally set to be released and we will finally get to see Stanley Tucci as one of the “Infected”.
The film is scheduled for release through VOD, video-on-demand, on August 14, 2018 before a limited theatrical release on September 14, 2018 but will now be distributed by Vertical Entertainment.
If you check out the Rotten Tomatoes page for the film it still shows the release date as February of 2017 but we all know that’s not true.
I for one am truly looking forward to seeing this movie because I am a fan of Stanley Tucci and think he was the highlight of the last few Transformers films, even with them being as terrible as they were. I also thought he did a hell of a job in The Lovely Bones as a creepy child killer. So I am really looking forward to seeing what he does with this role after seeing the tidbits in the trailer. And if you aren’t a Tucci fan, there are zombie-rats running around in a ventilation duct chasing after people in the film as well. A little bit of something for everyone.
After a pandemic outbreak, of a mutated form of rabies, results in most of the human population being transformed into a highly intelligent, hyper violent new species known as the “Infected”. A human survivor with the gift of being able to communicate with the “Infected” investigates this new species in search of Patient Zero in hopes of finding an antidote to save humanity and his infected wife.
Matt Smith (Doctor Who)
Natalie Dormer (Game of Thrones)
Stanley Tucci (Transformers: The Last Knight)
Clive Standen (Everest)
Agyness Deyn (Netflix’s The Titan)
Stefan Ruzowitzky (director)
Mike Le (writer)
Vincent Newman (producer)
September 14, 2018
Article written by Daniel Bowers