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The 4th Reich prepares for battle; filmmaker talks

20 October 2009 12:47 PM, PDT | Fangoria | See recent Fangoria news »

Earlier this year, Fango exposed readers to a short film winning much acclaim in the UK titled The Soldier (you can read about it here). At the time, it was hinted that the movie might spawn a full-length feature, and Fango got word from director Shaun Robert Smith that The 4th Reich is moving ahead, shooting next spring with some pretty big names and exciting prospects.

“This is going to be the mother of all zombie films,” Smith tells Fango; he also passed on the production art seen here. “Not just that, but a heavy historical aspect too; you could say we are working on a war film with zombies. And to add to the joyride, it’ll be in 3-D! In fact, we will be one of the first 3-D films to emerge from the UK ever.”

Reich takes place in 1944 after the victories of D-Day, and follows a »

- (Samuel Zimmerman)

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Nazis are Comin' at Ya in 'The 4th Reich'

11 September 2009 8:34 PM, PDT | CinemaSpy | See recent CinemaSpy news »

Nazis are back in fashion! Well, in the movies, anyway. For a while it seemed like Second World War movies were history, but there are signs of an upsurge in this sub-genre. And we're not talking Saving Private Ryan or The Thin Red Line here. Filmmakers are suddenly taking the war not quite so seriously again. Currently Inglorious Bastards is getting bums on theatre seats and Tarantino's latest is following in the jackboot steps of Tom Cruise's thriller Valkyrie. Elsewhere on this site, you will find coverage of Iron Sky, a Second World War sci-fi comedy that is on the way from the makers of the Star Wreck series of Star Trek spoofs.

Recently we heard about another new film being conscripted into filmland's fling with WWII. Moreover, this one is taking advantage of another current fad: 3D. This new film, which is in preproduction, is a British Second »

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Nazi Horor is the new trend.

2 July 2009 2:55 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Looks like Tarantino isn't the only filmmaker working on grindhouse Nazi war films. Director and horror fanatic Shaun Robert Smith is in development on his next feature, The Fourth Reich, a terrifying adventure built on the Nazi human experiments during the war. Shaun's runaway success of The Soldier, his 2007 award winning short attracted some attention from producers and a multi-million dollar budget. Sean Perwee has  been confirmed to star as one of the main protagonists, and special effects legend Tom Savini will make a cameo.  He will play a Nazi, alongside Simon Bamford (Butterball in Hellraiser). The young director has surrounded himself with an all star team of horror genre specialists. Included are members of the special effects team of the latest Rambo film and the acclaimed director of photography, Peter Hannan, (Monty Python's Meaning of Life, Children of Men, and Withnail). One of the most anticipated horror films of »

- Ricky

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