First pic of Matt Smith in new zombie movie ‘Patient Zero’

The first official photo from Doctor Who star Matt Smith’s new action-thriller Patient Zero has been unveiled.

Smith appears alongside supermodel Agyness Deyn and Stanley Tucci, with Game of Thrones actors Natalie Dormer (Margaery Tyrell) and John Bradley (Samwell Tarly), in the movie about the fight against a global pandemic.

Patient Zero arrives in cinemas later this year and is directed by Stefan Ruzowitzky.

Discussing the film’s “much sexier” monsters – intelligent, adrenaline-fuelled creatures born from a viral superstrain – Ruzowitzky told EW: “The great days of zombies are a little bit over. It’s time for something new.”

The Deadfall director added: “They have a lot of energy, they’re fast, they’re good-looking. Not those walking vegetables.”

Patient Zero

Patient Zero‘s storyline follows an unprecedented global pandemic of a super strain of rabies that has resulted in the evolution of a new species driven by violence. An inexplicably immune human survivor with the ability to communicate with this new species must spearhead a hunt for Patient Zero in order to find a cure to save his infected wife and humanity.

Matt Smith will also be battling the undead in Pride and Prejudice and Zombies this spring, before starring in Netflix’s new Royal family drama The Crown.

Are you looking forward to Patient Zero? Let us know below…

  • Martin Pollard

    “Patient Zero will vacate the human residence, or the human residence will be incinerated. Repeat, Patient Zero will vacate the human residence, or the human residence will be incinerated.”

    • Craig Richards

      i see what you did there 😛

    • Ninjamice

      I don’t care what other comments appear, you win 😛

  • Gina Gondek

    Matt Smith arms are great he soooo sexy and a great actor

  • Is that the book of the same name? I somewhat enjoyed reading it. Hell there was even a big nod to Doctor Who in one of the chapters.

  • Skye

    So does Matt star in this or is he a supporting character? (also agree his arms are beautiful, and Martin Pollard, you rock 😉

  • Hh

    I think I saw a trailer for this somewhere too. Looked really good actually and much much better than what the synopsis indicates. I think this could be a genuinely good and creepy film and the cast is top quality. Matt looks the part of an action star – incredibly versatile, isn’t he? Stanley Tucci is always great. He was the best thing in the vastly underrated Fortitude.

    Nice to see Matt in a lead role too. It’s a huge year ahead for him with this, Pride and Prejudice and also The Crown. The latter is clearly going to be a massive hit given the talent involved but P&P is the one I am most looking forward to.

    I guess Matt might be heading to the US more now with The Crown likely to catapult him further into the American television and film circuit but there are some great new BBC shows starting filming this year so I am hoping he might be available to star in at least one of those. Good times.

  • Alison King

    the books good , hope its not gonna be another crappy iterpritation