If you pop on over to Fangoria, you can read a report on the latest filming of the two Return of the Living Dead sequels, Return of the Living Dead 4: Necropolis and Return of the Living Dead 5: Rave from the Grave.
Both films are currently shooting back-to-back in the Ukraine by Eight legged Freaks director Ellory Elkayem. Part of the shoot takes place at the site of the Chernobyl nuclear-power disaster. Producer Anatoly Fradis has revealed that 75% of Necropolis and 25% of Rave from the Grave has been shot.
The two films are slated for release six months apart Kill Bill-style in 2005, “probably by Warner Bros., who have first refusal,” according to Fradis. Warner Brothers will also be issuing ROTLD 2 on DVD on October 5 (Region 1).
Necropolis features Peter Coyote (E.T.) as shady science entrepreneur Charles Garrison, who uses a radioactive trioxin compound in covert experiments to turn the recently deceased into killing machines.
Rave From the Grave has Garrison’s nephew finding two secreted barrels of the chemical and manufacturing from it an Ecstasy-type drug that turns Halloween partygoers into crazed ghouls.