The zombies are screwed.
Filming won’t begin until later this year for “Range 15,” the cinematic co-production of two veteran-owned apparel-makers that will feature stars from the companies’ viral-video hits battling undead hordes, but the producers have already concluded a successful crowd-funding campaign, more than doubling their initial goal with a take exceeding $813,000.
The teams behind Ranger Up and Article 15 Clothing easily surpassed their $325,000 goal, but added new benchmarks and promised more monster-slaughtering firepower as the tote board kept rolling over. In addition to a bigger budget for ordnance and special effects, the film has expanded its military all-star cast to include former Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell (the Ranger Up team’s reaction to landing the “Lone Survivor” may not be safe for work) and former Army Staff Sgt. Clinton Romesha, who was awarded the Medal of Honor in February 2013 for his actions defending Combat Outpost Keating in Afghanistan in 2009.
Romesha, who also announced his addition via video, becomes the third Medal of Honor recipient to sign on in the fight against the undead, joining former Marine Sgt. Dakota Meyer and retired Army Master Sgt. Leroy Petry.
There’s also an unnamed “A-list” star joining the crew thanks to fan donations. And there’s something for the ladies:
I will be all but naked in my next movie roll… For the entire movie… #range15
— Tim Kennedy (@TimKennedyMMA) June 17, 2015
Get more details on the movie, including scheduled premiere dates, here.
ZOMBIE BONUS: If you’re into the undead in other mediums, another former soldier, Kc Wayland, has his own crowd-funding project, attempting to raise cash for a sequel to his popular “We’re Alive” podcast. He’s closing on his $50,000 goal here. Learn more about Wayland, his “Lockdown” spinoff and the particulars of podcasting here.