‘To win the ultimate war, make the ultimate sacrifice’
The Driver is a 2019 Thai action horror feature film about a man that fights to keep his family alive in the midst of a zombie apocalypse.
Directed by Wych Kaosayananda from a screenplay written by Steve Poirier, based on Kaosayananda’s storyline, the movie stars Mark Dacascos, Julie Condra, Noelani Dacascos and Jeremy Stutes.
Dead Earth is a tie-in movie that follows the same timeline and focuses on some of the same characters.
After a plague of the undead decimates human life on earth, a former hit-man (Mark Dacascos, John Wick 3), his wife (Julie Condra, Eerie, Indiana), and daughter, Bree (Noelani Dacascos), live quietly in a survivalist compound.
However, when the base is attacked, a massive explosion summons a swarm of the undead. They escape and must seek out the Haven, a rumoured sanctuary up north, while the father teaches his daughter to shoot, drive, and survive before time runs out…
The production values are acceptable, but the whole film really isn’t. The Driver has a lot of parts that just don’t go well together. The whole film gives a strange feeling as if it isn’t really a complete film, but an unfinished TV episode. Or something done without any serious preparation.” BZ Film
“The Driver isn’t a bad film by any means. I can appreciate what it tries to do differently, how it tries to subvert the tropes of a subgenre that has been done and overdone, especially in the last couple of decades. Beyond that, it’s not necessarily a game-changer, but that doesn’t immediately disqualify it from being passable.” Crypt Teaze
“Viewers are certainly treated to a whole lot of driving, to an extent where I even began to wonder if The Driver might actually be one long car commercial. With music that sounds like a Final Fantasy save point and a severe lack of the undead, The Driver can at times come off as lifeless as the creatures occasionally chewing up its scenery.” Killer Horror Critic
The Driver is unleashed by Lionsgate on DVD, Digital, and On-Demand on November 26th, 2019.
Cast and characters:
Mark Dacascos … The Driver
Julie Condra … Sharon
Noelani Dacascos … Bree
Jeremy Stutes … Joe
Adam Zachary Smith … Gabriel
Charlie Ruedpokanon … Lee
Michael S. New … DJ
Milena Gorum … Sylvia
Alice Tantayanon … Rose
Kelly B. Jones … Mary
Natalie Lorence … Tony’s Mother
Brahim Chab … Bandit Leader (as Brahim Achabbakhe)
David Bueno … Bandit
Lee Mason … Machete Bandit