2013 Tropfest finalist Cargo has been turned into a movie starring Martin Freeman, and will enjoy a theatrical run next month.

The pair behind the original short film, Ben Howling and Yolanda Ramke, return to helm this embiggened version, which sees Australia hit by a frightening zombie-fuelled pandemic.

When Andy (Freeman) is attacked, he knows that he only has 48 hours to get his infant daughter to safety before he goes all GRRR-ARGH. He teams with a young aboriginal girl who is on her own quest. Will they each find salvation?

Cargo – also starring David Gulpilil, Susie Porter, Anthony Hayes, Kris McQuade and Caren Pistorius – is set to invade Aussie cinemas on May 17. That’s the trailer up above, and here’s the original Tropfest version…