The Revenant trailer doesn’t quite die

Paladin has released the first trailer for its upcoming zomedy.

The Revenant sees a downed soldier return from the dead as the titular creature, which is sort of a zombie except without all the shambling, and drinks blood instead of brains. The soldier’s best buddy comes up with a plan to keep his friend supplied. They become Revenant super heroes, and clean the streets of criminals, whom they then drink.

We also have this official synopsis of the film:

Bart Gregory (David Anders) has just recently been laid to rest – so why is he still up and walking around? The only person Bart can turn to for answers is his best friend Joey (Chris Wylde), and before long the two pals have surmised that blood is life. In order to survive, Bart requires a steady supply of it. 

Convinced that no one will miss the drug dealers and killers who have transformed LA into a swirling cesspool of crime and vice, the two friends decide to do law enforcement a favor by cleaning up the streets while collecting the precious blood needed to keep poor Bart from withering away into dust!

It looks like a fun take on the zomedy genre with lots of great subversions and parodies of the tropes and clichés of the zombie and vigilante genres.

The Revenant sees a limited release on August 24th, 2012.