I’m admittedly not the most knowledgeable Doctor Who fan in the known universe. I like it, I watch the long running BBC sci-fi adventure with some regularity, but I’m not up on all of the minutia like more thorough Whovians out there. Over the years, the Time Lord has battled all kinds of enemies, like Daleks and Cybermen, but I don’t know if he’s ever gone up against zombies (I could, very well be wrong, like I said, there are sizeable gaps in my information on this front). That is going to change soon, sort of, as former Doctor Matt Smith has signed on to go head to head with the undead in the upcoming zombie film Patient Zero.
Deadline reports that Smith has joined the cast of the zombie thriller that already includes Game of Thrones star Natalie Dormer (who also recently appeared in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay—Part 1). Stefan Ruzowitsky will direct the picture, while Mike Le wrote the script. As it stands, the story follows a man, most likely Smith from the sounds of it, who hunts for, you guessed it, patient zero after a strain of super rabies causes a zombie apocalypse. But there’s a hook, he’s inexplicably immune to the plague and can walk among the monsters and even communicate with them. He hopes to use his skills to cure the disease and save his infected wife, presumably Dormer.