Saturday, November 9, 2013
Yet ANOTHER Remake of Romero's Day of the Dead Planned
(my interpretation of the new poster with zombie art from salejovic @ deviantart.com)
With the tremendous box office of director Marc Forster's World War Z and "The Walking Dead" continuing to be one of the most successful shows on television, it doesn't look like zombies are going anywhere anytime soon. It should come as no surprise then that Deadline is reporting that one of the all-time undead classics, Day of the Dead, is planning a big screen remake.
George Romero followed his genre-defining Night of the Living Dead and Dawn of the Dead withDay of the Dead in 1985. Set in an underground military base, the film follows the zombie apocalypse from the point of view of both soldiers, scientists and a zombie test subject named Bub.
The new film will arrive from Vicarious Entertainment, who has teamed with Campbell Grobman Films to develop , a remake of George Romero’s zombie extravaganza that is set at Millenium Films.
Day of the Dead was previously remade in 2008 as a direct-to-home video effort. The producers on the new film are promising that it will attempt to honor Romero's original and assure that the zombies will be of the slow-moving horde variety.
Production is planned for later this year with a 2014 release being targeted.
I feel your pain, Bub, I really do...