The Ford Brothers’ film sequel The Dead 2: INDIA a zombie film shot in India will open the 14th edition of Frightfest, a genre festival in the UK. The Dead 2: India is the sequel to the hugely successful zombie film The Dead. The film is set in Rajasthan and features Indian actors.

The film follows the story of India-based American engineer Nicholas Burton (Joseph Millson) in a race against time to reach his pregnant girlfriend Ishani Sharma (Meenu). Burton enlists the help of an orphan street kid Javed (Anand Goyal) and together they make a perilous 300 mile journey across deadly landscapes as a zombie apocalypse threatens to engulf the entire nation.

Howard and Jon Ford, the British director, writer and producer team behind the film said: “It’s truly an honour to be the opening film – mind-blowing! Being at FrightFest for The Dead was such an incredible experience for us and one of the highlights of our whole journey with the film. It’s an awesome event with a brilliant crowd and we both sincerely cannot wait to see you all there!”

FrightFest runs from Thursday 22 August to Monday 26 August at the Empire Cinema, Leicester Square.