Dolph Lundgren's career was given a boost from the success of The Expendables, but that doesn't mean he's turning his back on the straight-to-DVD fare that is his bread and butter. Twitch reports that Lundgren will take the lead in Battle of the Damned for director Christopher Hatton (Robotropolis) and Singapore's Boku Films and Bleiberg Entertainment's genre label Compound B. Not sure what stage of production the movie is in, but Lundgren will lead the cast and there's already artwork available. Check out the synopsis below if Lundgren, zombies and robots wasn't enough and you still need to be sold.
On the outskirts of civilization, a remote test facility lays ruin following a catastrophic security breach. All that remains is a handful of survivors, their small armory of weapons, and a fleet of the infected. The breach lead to a viral outbreak that left hundreds dead or mutated. Now the infected walk the land, stalking the few that stayed alive.
Led by private military operative Max Gatling (Dolph Lundgren, "The Expendables," "Universal Soldier"), our heroes have learned to fight against the infected, in hopes that rescue will soon come from the outside world. What they weren't expecting, though, was the emergence of another deadly threat.
The breach also gave way to the escape of a band of malfunctioning prototype robots. Armed and incredibly dangerous, the robots could either be an indomitable force... or an unexpected ally in their battle against the infected masses.