Las Vegas, NV, April 03, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- First Earth Films and Laughing Jack Entertainment, both of Las Vegas NV, team up this summer to produce “First Platoon”, a post apocalyptic zombie comedy written and directed by Chris Gabriel, and starring Malcolm McDowell, Sid Haig, Arron Shiver (3:10 to Yuma, The Book of Eli, The Men Who Stare at Goats), newcomer Jennifer Skyler and John Kassir (Reefer Madness – The Musical, Race to Witch Mountain).
Featuring an original screenplay by Gabriel and the comedic talents of McDowell, Haig, Shiver and Skyler, “First Platoon” is an homage to a genre virtually created by George Romero, and stays true to the classic zombie lore that diehard fans revere, while offering a fast moving adventure with plenty of hilarity.
Chris Gabriel has previously teamed up with First Earth Films on “S4”, an ultra low budget 1950’s style sci-fi comedy, and will also direct “Raggedy Anne”, an action/comedy, in late 2010.
Filming in Albuquerque New Mexico this spring and summer, “First Platoon” is slated for release in December 2010.
For more information or to schedule an interview with director Chris Gabriel, please call Laura James at 818-275-1292
About First Earth Films:
Headquartered in Las Vegas NV, First Earth Films is a domestic distribution and independent film production company. A member of the First Earth Group of Companies, FEF offers personal attention and a committed team when taking on independent films for distribution. As a production entity, First Earth Films has produced several independent films and is currently involved in television, feature films and documentaries for various outlets.