Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Future Of Film
The 100 Greatest Video Games
The Making Of The West Wing
Subscribe To Empire Today
Save money and get 12 issues for only £25
London Film Festival 2014
Our round-up of the galas, films and interviews
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
Insidious: Chapter 3 Teaser Trailer Arrives
Back to the beginning...
Exclusive Clip From Edwyn Collins' The Possibilities Are Endless
A meet cute with Submarine's Yasmin Paige
Ethan Hawke Playing Chet Baker
He's on to be the legendary jazz trumpeter
New Hobbit Behind-The-Scenes Clip With Benedict Cumberbatch
Smaug steps into the light...
Christian Bale Back In Talks For Steve Jobs Biopic
UPDATE: Aaron Sorkin confirms his casting
Quicksilver Rumoured For X-Men: Apocalypse
He should be dashing back on our screens
Official Avengers: Age Of Ultron Trailer Arrives
Tony and the assembled heroes face a techno-threat
Steve Carell and Charlie Kaufman Share IQ 83
Dumbing down for a sci-fi satire
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
25 April 2014
New Trailer For [.Rec] 4: Genesis Online
This is the end...
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
[•REC] 3: Genesis
Empire Star Rating
[•REC] 2
Empire Star Rating
[•REC] 2
Empire Star Rating
[.REC] (2008)
Empire Star Rating
[.REC] (2008)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

New Trailers For Rec 3: Genesis Online
More from Clara's special day

16 December 2011  |  Written by Owen Williams  |  Source: Shock Till You Drop

submit to reddit

New Trailers For Rec 3: Genesis Online

Readers of George RR Martin will recognise the phrase "red wedding", but the Freys and the Starks never quite had to contend with anything like this. The third instalment in the Rec franchise, Genesis, is almost upon us, heralding two new trailers detailing the carnage at Leticia Dolera's "special day".

They're similar, but not quite the same. The trailer up at Bloody Disgusting is the English-subtitled version, which sets up the premise of the spreading undead infection, has messy deaths and jokes, and does a good job of showing this film's breaking-out from the series' signature handheld POV to a more conventional widescreen style. But it's tame compared to the Spanish-language version, up at Shock, which has military intervention and chainsaws.

Rec 3: Genesis is a prequel to the previous two entries, filling in the back-story about how the catholic-zombie-rabies infection "left the building": the building in question apparently being this wedding venue. How it got in there in the first place is another question. Maybe it was the salmon mousse. The link to what went on in that attic in the apartment building of Rec and Rec 2 also remains to be seen, but the series has been so utterly mad so far that we'll probably accept anything.

Along with the aforementioned Dolera, the film stars Javier Botet, and is directed by Paco Plaza, who is half of the team behind the other two. His cohort Jaume Balaguero has been working on Rec 4: Apocalypse at the same time. You can probably infer where the series is headed. Or actually, probably not...

No date for Apocalypse yet, but Genesis, at least in Spain and France, is out in the spring.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Official Expendables 2 Poster Arrives
Forget the fake, here's the real deal
Denzel Washington Could Be The Equalizer
Update: He's in!

Your Comments

RE: Disappointing
L: tommypocket Sadly, this looks like just another generic zombie film with a few handheld sequences so it fits with the 'REC' brand... ndeed, seems stupid to get rid of the handcam idea as that's what makes it recognisable. It doesn't look like .REC anymore. More

Posted by Whistler at 15:40 on 16 December 2011 | Report This Post

Disappointing
No, no, no... REC and REC2 are two of my favourite horror films of the last 10 years... and the best example of two tired trends (zombies and 'found footage') still being fresh, thrilling and innovative in it's storytelling. I was excited to see where they'd take the story next... Sadly, this looks like just another generic zombie film with a few handheld sequences so it fits with the 'REC' brand... More

Posted by tommypocket at 11:18 on 16 December 2011 | Report This Post

SPECIAL FEATURE
The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time EMPIRE READERS' POLL: THE 301 GREATEST MOVIES OF ALL TIME
You turned out in your hundreds and thousands, and here are the results... Browse the full list


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Avengers: Age Of Ultron Trailer Reaction
We dive under the hood of Whedon's sequel teaser

10 Of The Most Impressive In-Universe Movie Tie-In Websites
From Blair Witch to Days Of Future Past, expand your cinematic horizons online

The 12 Apps Every Film Fan Needs On Their Smartphone
The handheld essentials to enhance your movie life

Empire Meets Jason Bateman And Tina Fey
The stars of This Is Where I Leave You hang out

The Scariest Film Of The Year? Jennifer Kent On The Babadook
The director talks us through her terrifying new film

10 Horror Spin-Offs We Want To See
After Annabelle, what other supporting characters deserve their own film?

Documentaries: What Happened Next
We track down and interview the stars of great non-fiction films

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get 12 Issues Of Empire For Only £25!

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save money on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 12 issues of Empire for just £25!
Get the world's greatest movie magazine delivered straight to your door! Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)