Sneak Peek new footage released by J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot production company, featuring provocative images of a man untying his rope-bound wrists near a river bed, climaxing with a dramatic zoom-in on his face, revealing his lips sewn shut like a 'voodoo zombie'...
The accompanying voice-over narration intones:
"...He arrived knowing nothing of himself. Who is he? Soon he will know. Because what begins at the water shall end there. And what ends there shall once more begin. This is what happens when we become lost, when we vanish, when we are erased and reborn..."
The character in the video, could be 'Simon Garth', a zombie character from the Marvel stable of characters, introduced years before Robert Kirkman's "The Walking Dead" learned to crawl.
Garth was a successful businessman and well known public figure who was notorious for treating his employees ruthlessly. Then his gardener vowed to get revenge after years of mistreatment.
Kidnapping Garth, the gardener killed him in the Bayou near New Orleans, turning the corpse over to a nearby voodoo cult, forcing the 'voodoo queen' to turn Garth into a zombie.
Traditionally, a 'zombie' can be kept at bay forever if 'blessed salt' is poured into the zombie's mouth, and the lips sewn shut.
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