Trailer Watch: Quarantine, [Rec]

UGO.com has the trailer for Quarantine, a remake of the wellreceived Spanish horror flick [Rec], starring Jennifer Carpenter (Showtime’s Dexter, The Exorcism of Emily Rose). The film, according to the synopsis from Screen Gems, centers on a “television reporter and her cameraman [who] are assigned to spend the night shift with a Los Angeles Fire Station. After a routine 911 call takes them to a small apartment building, they find police officers already on the scene in response to blood curdling screams coming from one of the apartment units. They soon learn that a woman living in the building has been infected by something unknown. After a few of the residents are viciously attacked, they try to escape with the news crew in tow, only to find that the [building has been quarantined, with them locked inside]. When the quarantine is finally lifted, the only evidence of what took place is the news crew’s videotape.” So, kind of a Diary of the Dead sort of thing, but contained within a building and with fast zombies.

Quarantine is directed by the Dowdle Brothers (The Poughkeepsie Tapes) and opens October 17. The original, which debuted in Spain last November, is not set for release in the US, but here’s the trailer for it anyway, courtesy YouTube:

Update: IGN has just put up a worthwhile interview with Jaume Balagueró, one of [Rec]’s directors, wherein he mentions that Screen Gems, who is producing the remake, also purchased US distribution rights for [Rec]. Whether this means they just didn’t want someone else picking it up to compete with their remake, or that intend to actually screen it, remains to be seen…

Posted on April 10, 2008 at 12:43 by Gordon@MovieMakeout · Permalink
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  1. Written by Pete
    on 2008-04-10 at 13:10
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    It’s really weird to watch those trailers back to back. The girl in the American one seems more whiny, but maybe that’s just because I can understand her. I’ve wanted to see [Rec] for a while but have no idea where to find it or if it’s even possible.

  2. Written by Gordon McAlpin
    on 2008-04-10 at 13:16
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    I just updated the article about that! :)

    Yeah, the American version looks a bit more slick than the original, too, but some of that is probably just because the Spanish lead isn’t quite as freakin’ hot as Miss Carpenter. They look pretty much exactly the same, otherwise, though, and with that being the case, I’m more likely to wait ’til I can see [Rec] than a remake of it.

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