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Elwood was a tertiary antagonist that was supposed to appear in the September 2017 draft of the Dead Island film. He was the bodyguard of Jonathan Locke and had been working for him for 15 years prior to the outbreak and, when it occurred, was with Locke for a month as they fought to get back to the Royal Palms Resort.

Upon entering the hotel and seeing the stolen goods and graffiti in the foyer, Locke was fuming and barged into the karaoke night the hotel survivors were having. Elwood, having a gun, fires to get their attention, and when Tynan shows no fear to Locke, he beats him and Elwood points the gun at the other survivors to prevent them stopping it. When Tynan still has no fear, Locke orders Elwood to place the gun in his mouth. He does so, but when it has no effect, Locke tells Elwood to shoot him, but he is reluctant to, trying to get Locke to rescind the order. However, when Locke persists, Elwood slowly starts to pull the trigger, only for Cassie to point a bow and arrow at him. The situation is diffused when Cassie makes a deal with them.

He would have later been seen with Jonathan and his son, Maxim Locke, as they antagonise Tynan and Asher, who are cleaning off the graffiti. Later, when the group manage to contact Dr. Kessler on a radio Asher fixed, upon hearing that Asher is immune, Jonathan hatches a plan to kidnap Asher and sell whatever cure comes from him, telling Maxim and Elwood his plan.

After Jonathan makes Tynan drunk, who was on guard duty that night, Elwood checks that he's passed out so that they can carry out the plan. Elwood places a hand over Asher's mouth whilst Jonathan wraps him up in gaffer tape. Taking him to the hotel garage, Elwood is the driver of the modified ice cream van the hotel survivors made, driving the group away after Jonathan lets zombies into the hotel to try and kill the hotel survivors.

As they travel to Dr. Kessler's Biosphere, the van runs over some zombies at speed and looses grip, causing it to career off the road into trees. Elwood is trapped between the dashboard and seat, and when Jonathan appears to be coming to his aid, he is hopeful, only for Locke to take his handgun, tell him that he likes being an asshole and that, despite his 15 years of working for him, he would never be 'one of us'. He turns on the loudspeakers of the van and leaves, with Elwood screaming and cursing as zombies are attracted to the van. They break in and one grabs him, bites his neck and drags him out of the van.

In the finale, as Jonathan and Maxim are fleeing the lab with the cure, a now zombified Elwood would have burst out of some trees and ambush them, biting Jonathan on the arm. Jonathan then shoots him, but too late to prevent infection. His body is with Jonathan after he is killed after turning by Cassie, who was giving chase to try and recover the cure.

Appearance[]

Elwood's description is never specifically described, however he is described as 'a massive, bald bouncer-type'. He's also shown to wear gloves, as when first describing the gun hand, the script says it is a gloved hand, and that the gun belongs to Elwood.

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