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The first look at 'Zombies of Mass Destruction'

Through the darkness, the image of a newscaster glows over a static blue background.

His voice breaks the silence: "Tonight in the town of Port Gamble, they are in the throws of a viral attack..."

Post 9/11 terrorists have unleashed a virus, the likes of which has never been seen before. The little island town is bracing for Armageddon as the virus spreads.

"It reportedly turns its victims into what can best be describe as zombies," the newscaster continues in the recently released trailer for the upcoming Typecast Films' independent picture "Zombies of Mass Destruction."

The self-termed "Political Zomedy" was filmed over the summer and fall of 2007 in the quiet North Kitsap town of Port Gamble (a quiet island town in the movie). The movie crew caused quite a stir throughout the county that summer with its weeks-long residence and call for zombified extras.

The film will have its world premiere at Filmfest DC, the Washington DC International Film Festival on April 25, followed by a screening at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival later this month. Typecast Films producer John Sinno said it's also being considered, though not confirmed, for two other festivals and they've got fingers crossed for this year's Seattle International Film Festival as well.

"And we're hoping to plan a Port Gamble premier for the film sometime this summer, hopefully an outside screening," Sinno said.

Tyepcast posted this trailer to YouTube last week.

Check back with What's Up for the latest and see more zombies at www.zombiesofmassdestruction.com.

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