Sherlock’s Martin Freeman Features In New Clip From Zombie Thriller Cargo


In the wake of no more Sherlock being produced for the foreseeable future, the detective drama’s two stars are keeping themselves busy with an array of interesting projects both big and small.

Benedict Cumberbatch recently featured in emotional TV movie The Child In Time, for instance, ahead of his role in Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War next May. Martin Freeman, meanwhile, is also joining Cumberbatch in the MCU next year, as he’ll be appearing in February’s Black Panther. Before then, however, The Hobbit actor will be starring in indie zombie thriller Cargo. 

With filming now complete and the movie knee-deep in post-production, the first clip from the upcoming UK project has arrived online and introduces the setting – that being the barren but beautiful landscape of rural Australia – before zeroing in on Martin Freeman’s desperate father Andy.

As the official synopsis puts it, Andy is “stranded… in the aftermath of a violent pandemic and, infected himself, desperately seeks a new home for his infant child and a means to protect her from his own changing nature.” The sequence effectively sets the scene for the movie, so we suspect this clip might even be from the opening few seconds.

Cargo also stars Anthony Hayes, Susie Porter, Caren Pistorius, Kris McQuade, Simone Landers and David Gulpilil. It’s produced by Kristina Ceyton, who was also behind 2014’s critically-acclaimed The Babadook. Whether this film will reach that one’s level of success is hard to say, but it does look promising and while it doesn’t have a release date to call its own just yet, we imagine it’ll make its way into theatres before the year is out.