The Crazies PosterThe new theatrical trailer for The Crazies remake has been released on Yahoo Movies. The original name out in 1973 and was directed by George A. Romero with this new version being brought to us by by Breck Eisner and starring Timothy Olyphant, Radha Mitchell, Danielle Panabaker, Joe Anderson and Joe Reegan.

I’ve not seen the original version but I think I’m going to try to before I watch the remake so I can compare and contrast. It’s due for release 26th February and the trailers that I’ve seen so far have pulled me in and i’m looking forward to seeing it. Check out the trailer embedded below beneath the synopsis or head over to Yahoo to view in HD:

David Dutten 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; Becca, an assistant at the medical center; and Russell, 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.