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Romero plans another Zombie film

By Karl Schneider     August 25, 2006
Source: Hollywood Reporter


The "Zombie Master" Director George A. Romero poses on arrivals at the premiere of Land of the Dead copyright Sue Schneider
© 2005 Sue Schneider
According to The Hollywood Reporter, George A. Romero has signed on to write and direct GEORGE A. ROMERO'S DIARY OF THE DEAD.

The film will follow a group of college students shooting a horror movie in the woods who stumble upon a real zombie uprising. When the onslaught begins, they seize the moment as any good film students would, capturing the undead in a "cinema verite" style that causes more than the usual production headaches.

The film will be independently financed making it the first indie zombie film Romero has done in years.

Production has no set start date or schedule at this time.

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madmanic999 8/25/2006 4:46:43 AM
This is awesome news. The premise sounds completely baked, but I'm down with that. The weirder, the better.
snallygaster 8/25/2006 6:20:21 AM
OK, somebody's gotta say it: The Blair Zombie Project Seriously though, it sounds like it could be fun. Is this to be considered part of his Living Dead universe, or a completely seperate zombie movie?
evilron 8/25/2006 6:30:50 AM
I agree that this sounds weird as hell, but I can't wait. You can never have too many zombies.
snallygaster 8/25/2006 6:36:38 AM
And given the recent news I've been reading here, we are in for a lot of zombie movies.
fft5305 8/25/2006 9:44:01 AM
ummm... "George A. Romero's Diary of the Dead" doesn't end in "...of the dead"?
waddywatts0713 8/25/2006 11:24:00 AM
First off, The remake of Dawn was good (I think it wasn't going to be, but it was) I know most of you didn't like it, but the fact is that is was a well made Movie(maybe a different name would have helped) But people, it was a dam good hard hitting zombie flick. I would go on to say that it was almost as good as the old one. Second, Romero's last movie was well below (dawn, 28 days later and even RE)he tried to hard to throw his personnal views in. Which would be fine, but they were broadline Michael Moore crap views. Meaning Bush bad and america bad, people just don't want to wake up and see the threats that America has to deal with. Romero paints this into his film to the point were he loses touch of what this film should have been (for God sake it's a Zombie movie). But instead he takes time out to showcase his super left-wing view that it's almost as laughable as Moore's 9/11 crap.
mckracken 8/25/2006 11:48:29 AM
I wish he would buckle down and actually DO the sequel to Land of the Dead instead of just talking about it.
mckracken 8/25/2006 11:52:03 AM
I suppose its always nice when drunk, wasted, stoned and sex straved College students can accidentally stumble across "a zombie uprising" while shooting a horror movie. LOL! wow I cant beleive Romero would link his name to this one. I think it will peter out like when his name was attacted to Resident Evil originally.
mckracken 8/25/2006 1:45:09 PM
"sex straved"? hmmm.. LOL... ok its official, I really cant type OR spell. I ment Sex STARVED College Students.
mckracken 8/25/2006 1:59:37 PM
waddywatts (what the HELL kinda moniker is THAT?????) yes Romero's political views were present in Land of the Dead, if you listen to the DVD he plainly states the "not-so-subtle" metaphors... but I have to give the old guy props, he's done night, Dawn, Day and now finally LAND. While other horror directors struggle to make their second movie different from their first, Romero has done that in spades. Even though he's done four zombie flicks and a host of other horror projects like Creepshow, Romero never resorts to retreading old ground. He see's his flicks not as "just another zombie movie" but has made each of the 4 zombie movies with a different theme within the same genre (zombie) and even with Dawn, 28 Days Later and RE (and even Shaun of the Dead) being bigger box-office hits than Land, Romero chose NOT to retread himself and make a new flick with new ideas. Thats a VERY brave man. Remember Romero is the leader in Zombie movies, widely hailed as the pioneer of Zombie flicks, or the Godfather of the genre. He could have directed the remake of Dawn of the Dead...but why? He's already done it once, let other directors remake it for better or worst. as for fast or slow moving zombies... I DO OWN the remake of Dawn of the Dead and thing its a damn fine tribute to Romero, I actually prefer the slower moving "brain dead" corpses over the olypic sprinters on steroids. I liked Shaun of the Dead better :o)
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