Former Doctor Who star tackles a global pandemic in Patient Zero

British actor Matt Smith is stepping his game up. After leaving BBC's Doctor Who, he's snagged one feature role after another. The latest is called Patient Zero, and it co-stars Game of Thrones alum Natalie Dormer. 

In the film, "an unprecedented global pandemic of a super strain of rabies has resulted in the evolution of a new species driven by violence. An inexplicably immune human survivor with the ability to communicate with this new species must spearhead a hunt for Patient Zero in order to find a cure to save his infected wife and humanity."

The premise sounds like a mix of 28 Days Later, I Am Legend andWorld War Z. There's no word on which role Smith will play. One might assume he's been cast as the human survivor, although we think it would be interesting if he were Patient Zero himself. 

Stefan Ruzowitzky will direct Patient Zero from a script written by Mike Le. This is the latest in a long line of action-heavy sci-fi projects Smith has signed on for. His other upcoming films include the reboot Terminator: Genisys, as well as Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

What do you think of Smith's new acting gig?

(via Deadline)

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