First there was Seal Team Six and Zero Dark Thirty. Now there’s Osombie, which features a zombified Osama Bin Laden leading a hoard of undead terrorists. Sure, why not? It's a reason for zombies and a lot of shirtless dudes fighting.
Here’s the synopsis straight from the Entertainment One press release and a teaser trailer:
Just when you thought it was safe to be a Westerner, Bin Laden rises from the grave to finish his jihad as a flesh-eating zombie in OSOMBIE, a “mayhem-filled” horror flick arriving in the home entertainment marketplace as the world continues to be infected with love for all things undead. For fans of “The Walking Dead”, “World War Z” or anything that shambles, Entertainment One debuts this highly anticipated release on Blu-ray and DVD for the collectible price of $19.98srp.
Dusty is a yoga instructor from Colorado who is on a desperate rescue mission to save her brother, Derek, a conspiracy theorist who is convinced Osama bin Laden is still alive. After arriving in Afghanistan, Dusty falls in with a team of NATO special forces on a secret assignment and soon discovers that Derek is not so crazy after all: Osama has in fact returned from his watery grave and is making an army of zombie terrorists! When the soldiers crash headlong into the growing zombie apocalypse, Dusty and the troops must find and destroy the root of the zombie insurgency before it infests the rest of the world.
While the jury is still out on the actual quality of this zombie flick, I think you’ll agree Osombie wins points for good use of wordplay in the tagline, “Axis of Evil Dead.”
The DVD will be on shelves December 11, 2012, just in time for Christmas.