Lets get right to the point here. Overture Films has provided us with three brand new exclusive images from Breck Eisner’s The Crazies, a reinvention of the George Romero classic. And while two of these images are simply the people of Ogden Marsh being scared shitless, there is one really strikingly cool one. Seen above are a team of folks in very cool hazmat suits. It’s a nice homage to the original, if you ask me. Check out all of the images above and below (click to enlarge), followed by the film’s official synopsis.

The Crazies is in theaters February 26, 2010.

Official Synopsis:

Imagine living in a small town where everything is safe and happy…until suddenly it isn’t.  Imagine your friends and neighbors going quickly and horrifically insane.  In a terrifying tale of the “American Dream” gone horribly wrong, four friends find themselves trapped in their hometown in The Crazies, a reinvention of the George Romero classic directed by Breck Eisner from a screenplay by Ray Wright (Pulse, Case 39) and Scott Kosar (The Amityville Horror, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre).

David Dutten (Timothy Olyphant) is sheriff of Ogden Marsh, a picture-perfect American town with happy, law-abiding citizens.  But one night, one of them comes to a school baseball game with a loaded shotgun, ready to kill.  Another man burns down his own house…after locking his wife and young son in a closet inside.  Within days, the town has transformed into a sickening asylum; people who days ago lived quiet, unremarkable lives have now become depraved, blood-thirsty killers, hiding in the darkness with guns and knives.  Sheriff Dutten tries to make sense of what’s happening as the horrific, nonsensical violence escalates.  Something is infecting the citizens of Ogden Marsh…with insanity.

Now complete anarchy reigns as one by one the townsfolk succumb to an unknown toxin and turn sadistically violent.  In an effort to keep the madness contained, the government uses deadly force to close off all access and won’t let anyone in or out – even those uninfected.  The few still sane find themselves trapped: Sheriff Dutten; his pregnant wife, Judy (Radha Mitchell); Becca (Danielle Panabaker), an assistant at the medical center; and Russell (Joe Anderson), Dutten’s deputy and right-hand man.  Forced to band together, an ordinary night becomes a horrifying struggle for survival as they do their best to get out of town alive.


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