Saturday, 6 December 2014

Matt Smith set for Patient Zero

He may have played a Doctor on television, but that doesn't necessarily mean Matt Smith would be any use in a global pandemic. Unless you need someone to look quizzical in a fez, we assume. But that isn't stopping him signing on for Patient Zero.

Natalie Dormer (Game Of Thrones) is already aboard to star in the film, which sees an unprecedented viral infection spread across the Earth, birthed from a super strain of rabies. The disease creates a new species that is entirely driven by violence. But when a survivor turns out to be inexplicably immune, yet with the ability to communicate with the new species, he starts the hunt for Patient Zero, and the first step in saving his infected wife along with the rest of humanity.

Though we speculated previously that Dormer would be the lucky central figure, it appears Smith will instead be the survivor, with Dormer taking some other role – possibly his wife? Mike Le (Dark Summer) wrote the script, which Stefan Ruzowitzky (The Counterfeiters) will direct.

Smith will be back on our screens next year in Terminator: Genisys, which arrives here on 3 July. He'll also have plenty of experience with nasty outbreaks, as he's currently shooting Pride And Prejudice And Zombies, which should also emerge in 2015 but has yet to lock down a date.

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