Screen International has reported that The Dead II: India will present a first look at the film at Cannes. 

British director, writer and producer team The Ford Brothers are in post on The Dead 2: India. The follow-up to their acclaimed African-set zombie road movie The Dead, the sequel centres on an American engineer in a race against time to reach his pregnant girlfriend, enlisting the help of an orphan street kid to make the 300 mile journey across deadly landscapes as a zombie apocalypse threatens the entire nation.

Produced by Latitude Films, in association with Road Trip Pictures, The Dead 2: India is the first international horror film to be shot in India. It filmed for five weeks in locations including Rajasthan, Delhi and Mumbai.

The Daily Dead has shared some new plot details for the film.

THE DEAD 2: INDIA puts the Ford Brothers’ unique apocalyptic vision on a far bigger canvas in terms of breathtaking scope, thrilling action, death-defying stunts, emotional resonance and spine-tingling fright.

A ship docked fresh from Somalia, containing one infected worker who feverishly picks up his meager pay then passes unnoticed into the very heart of India through the overpopulated bustling streets, setting off an unstoppable chain of events. Meanwhile American turbine engineer Nicholas Burton (JOSEPH MILLSON), is working up high on wind farms in the peaceful and stunning Indian countryside. Having fallen in love with local girl Ishani Sharma (Meenu) from a humble home on the outskirts of the slums of Mumbai.

Their three hundred mile distance is broken by a phone call revealing Ishani is now pregnant and scared for her life : chaos and terror have taken hold of the cities as the dead return to life and attack the living. Nicholas has to battle his way across three hundred miles of ferociously infected Indian landscapes to reach Ishani and his unborn child. With the help of a young street kid Javed (Anand Goyal), he has to rely on his wits and sheer brute force using any means possible to try and save them.