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Last month, the cast of indie-king Jim Jarmusch’s star-studded zombie flick was revealed to teeth-gnashings of excitement. Riddled with comedic potential, the cast, which includes Adam Driver, Chloë Sevigny, Tilda Swinton, Iggy Pop and the daddy of deadpan himself Bill Murray, holds the potential to rival the genre’s triumphant predecessors (Shaun of the Dead, Zombieland et al.).

Now the trailer is here and its a real killer (pun intended). Not only are we teased with a selection of monotone one-liners from Driver, but Tilda Swinton is revealed as a katana wielding Scottish samurai (useful for slicing and dicing an undead horde). Billy Murray meanwhile has the air of a small-town detective, soured and cynical, his once honed instincts blunted from fruitless years working the beat in Centerville – this is his moment to make up for lost time.

The trailer also confirms Iggy Pop’s cameo as a flesh-eating zombie – one who’s palette is more attuned to caffeine than soft tissue (a Cigarettes and Coffee reference for all you Jarmusch nerds) – while his equally undead accomplice (Carol Kane), lusts after her favourite chardonnay. That’s right – these are the kind of zombies that gravitate towards things they did when they were alive, a quirky spin on the classic zombie premise that looks set to immortalise the film within the genre.

Dead Don’t Die is released in cinemas 14th June.

Still, 'The Dead Don't Die' (2019) dir. Jim Jarmusch