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The Zombies’ history to be documented in new film, ‘Hung Up on a Dream’

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An official documentary about the British Invasion band The Zombies titled Hung Up on a Dream is currently in the works and is being directed by filmmaker and alternative-rock artist Robert Schwartzman, according to Variety.

The movie, which is tentatively scheduled to be released in the summer of 2023, will chronicle The Zombies’ 60-year history, including their 1960s heyday, when they scored hits like “She’s Not There,” “Tell Her No” and “Time of the Season”; their influential 1968 album Odessey and Oracle, which was released after the original lineup broke up; the band members’ solo projects; and the group’s eventual reunion and 2019 induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

Schwartzman’s band, Rooney, opened several shows on The Zombies’ current North American tour, which gave him the opportunity to shoot portions of the film while the groups were on the road together.

The documentary will include exclusive interviews and previously unseen archival footage.

Fans can preorder a special VIP early access screening of Hung Up on a Dream for $19.99 at ALTAVOD.com, a video-on-demand service launched by Schwartzman’s Utopia production company. The offer includes an extended version of the movie, two new songs from The Zombies’ upcoming studio album, and commentary from co-founding members and band leaders Rod Argent and Colin Blunstone.

“[The Zombies’] story has to be told, the music is too good to not give fans and audiences a better perspective of their career to this point, says Schwartzmann. “I can’t express how happy I am to be on this journey with them.”

Adds Blunstone, “It is so great to be working with Robert’s documentary team and finally telling the extraordinary story of The Zombies journey from teenage rock fans to Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees!”

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