So by now, if you peruse genre outlets daily, you’ve likely heard the word that Screen Gems has pulled Patient Zero from its 2017 release slot. It’s not the first time the film has been delayed, but it could be the final time it’s delayed for quite a while, as it seems it will take a miracle to push this flick in the direction of the masses.
But there are some interesting things going on with this flick, or the trailer… or both.
We don’t entirely know, just yet.
Some time back a trailer went live for the film. And the trailer looks admittedly cool. There aren’t a lot of marquee faces to be found in the promotional cut, but the story behind said cut is compelling… and a bit different than what most would expect when reading a synopsis of Patient Zero.
In fact, let’s get to that synopsis:
In the pandemic thriller, Patient Zero, humanity is battling intelligent, adrenaline-fueled creatures born from a viral super-strain. After being bitten, human survivor Morgan (Matt Smith) realizes he is asymptomatic and can communicate with the infected, leading the last survivors on a hunt for Patient Zero and a cure.
Sounds cool enough. The problem? It doesn’t sound like anything we see from the supposed trailer in existence.
In the trailer we get a look at a young man financially struggling to make his way in a big city. His answer to earning a quick buck? Subjecting himself to medicinal trials, which as history has proven, can lead to some horrifying occurrences and subsequent tales, generally direct results of “test drugs” side effects. And these side effects take over our young attractive study in horrifying fashion, as he essentially becomes Patient Zero through this method, and the beginning of what promises to be a paralyzing pandemic that leaves the “infected” still somewhat intelligent, but ruthless in a murderous way.
To be honest, I’m far more interested in this story as opposed to that proposed by the synopsis we shared with you above.
I want to follow the tribulations of the character we see in this trailer far more than I care about a man who can communicate with the infected. I’m also quite drawn to the fact that these are fresh faces, and not firmly established performers. It holds a certain mystery that has me quite excited.
But this trailer doesn’t seem to have anything to do with the actual Screen Gems film. So, what the hell is it? What film is actually being promoted here? Is it an extremely well-made fan trailer? Or is this a film we may soon see under an entirely different title?
I want you to take a look at the trailer. Does it look familiar? Do you know who these performers are? Do you know what the film is? Is there any legit relation to Patient Zero?
Please, if you’ve got information, don’t hesitate to hit our comments section and help to educate us, because at this point, the mystery is driving a few of us up the wall!