More news is filtering in from the upcoming production of Romero's fourth Dead film. First off, The Horror Post has reported that none other than the Easy Rider himself, Dennis Hopper, has been cast in the film. No news on what role he will play, but it should be good to see Frank Booth back in action in the horror genre.
Also, Bloody-Disgusting.com have reported from the Horrorfind Convention in Maryland where he George Romero talked a little about Land of the Dead. Romero confirmed that Universal will be distributing the film, which will hit US cinemas late autumn 2005.
Land of the Dead features a plot whereby the zombies having taken over the world and those left alive are confined to a walled-in city that keeps out the corpse corps. Anarchy rules the streets, with the wealthy insulated and living in fortified skyscrapers. The story revolves around a group of scavengers who must thwart an attempt to overthrow the city while the dead evolve from brainless slow-moving creatures into more advanced creatures.