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Patient Zero, previously known as Patient Z, is an upcoming British-American fantasy-horror thriller film directed by Stefan Ruzowitzky and written by Mike Le. The film stars Matt Smith, Natalie Dormer, Stanley Tucci, Agyness Deyn and Clive Standen. Filming began on March 3, 2015 in London. Screen Gems will release the film.
After a pandemic outbreak, a mutated form of rabies results in most humans being turned into a highly intelligent new species known as "The Infected": a human survivor, Morgan (Matt Smith), with the ability to talk with the "infected," investigates these species and pursues "Patient Zero" to find an antidote to save humanity, including his infected wife. Aiding Morgan on the mission to find Patient Zero is CDC virologist Dr. Gina Rose (Natalie Dormer), leading the scientific research efforts, while Colonel Knox (Clive Standen) is in charge of the military front.Matt Smith as MorganNatalie Dormer as Dr. Gina RoseStanley TucciClive Standen as Colonel KnoxAgyness Deyn as JanetJohn Bradley West as Scooter
The script for the movie was the subject of a bidding war between several different studios including Fox Searchlight Pictures . Silver Pictures, Davis Entertainment, Broken Road Productions, Donners' Company, Vincent Newman Entertainment and Misher Films. The script is set in a post-apocalyptic world, about a man who has to find an antidote for his zombie infected wife. Screen Gems eventually won the bidding war and Vincent Newman was set to produce through his Vincent Newman Entertainment. Austrian director Stefan Ruzowitzky was set to direct the film on May 2, 2014.
Natalie Dormer's involvement was announced in September 2014', followed by Matt Smith joining that November. Other roles were announced in early 2015 with Stanley Tucci joining in January John Bradley West and Clive Standen joining in February. and Agyness Deyn joining in March
Principal photography on the film began in London on March 3, 2015. On March 9, shooting was underway at Shepperton Studios in England. Filming would take place in London through April 18, 2015. They have also filmed in Welwyn Garden City on April 15, 2015 where a SWAT van and car were seen on set.
In August 2015, Sony Pictures Entertainment set the film for a September 2, 2016 release. On April 28, 2016, the film was delayed to February 17, 2017. In January 2017, the film was removed from the release schedule.
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