The Empire of Corpses trailer shows us an alternative universe where Dr. Frankenstein was real and the living dead walk the earth. People discovered how to reanimate corpses and then use the zombies as a cheap form of labor. It wasn’t likely to end well. I’m not really an anime fan but this movie does look intriguing. And apparently it is the first in a series of movies.
From the studio that produced Attack on Titan comes a captivating historical action thriller based on a Phillip K. Dick Award-winning novel by Project Itoh. In an alternate version of 19th century London, the world has been revolutionized by “corpse reanimation technology” creating armies of undead who serve the living as laborers across the globe.
In an attempt to revive his dearly departed friend, young medical student John Watson becomes obsessed with replicating the work of Dr. Victor Frankenstein—the legendary corpse engineer whose research produced the only re-animated corpse to possess a soul. But when his illegal experiments put him at odds with the British government, Watson is drafted into a worldwide race to find the lost research notes of Victor Frankenstein before the secrets of the human soul fall into the wrong hands.
See the Empire of Corpses Trailer in original Japanese below.