On February 27, masters of horror Blumhouse Productions (The Purge, Insidious, Sinister) are back with The Lazarus Effect, the David Gelb-directed film starring Mark Duplass, Olivia Wilde, Donald Glover, Evan Peters and Sarah Bolger. Today, we have your exclusive first look at six photos from the The Lazarus Effect.
The Lazarus Effect follows a group of researchers led by Frank (Duplass) and his fiancée Zoe (Wilde,) who’ve achieved the unimaginable – bringing the dead back to life. After a successful, yet unsanctioned, trial on a newly deceased animal, the team is ready to unveil their breakthrough to the world. When the dean of their university learns of their underground experiments, their project is unexpectedly shut down and their materials confiscated.
Frank, Zoe and their team (Glover, Bolger and Peters) take matters into their own hands, launching a rogue attempt to recreate their experiment, during which things go terribly wrong and one of their own, Zoe, is horrifically killed. Fueled by terror and grief, Frank pushes them to do the unthinkable: attempt to resurrect their first human test subject.
Initially, the procedure appears a success, but the team soon realizes something is wrong with Zoe. As her strange new persona reveals itself, the team quickly becomes stuck in a gruesome reality. They are no longer faced with the question of whether they can bring someone back to life- but rather, the wrath of her return.
The film was written by Luke Dawson and Jeremy Slater. Jason Blum produced with Jimmy Miller and Cody Zweig, while Matt Kaplan, Jeanette Volturno-Brill, Luke Dawson and Gloria Fan are executive producers.