Director Zack Snyder told SCI FI Wire that Universal Pictures has already approached him to make a follow-up to his hit zombie remake Dawn of the Dead, but that the movie won't be a remake of George Romero's own sequel, Day of the Dead. "It's fascinating, because it's the sequel to our movie," Snyder said in an interview. "I was like, 'We should do a sequel to Day,' but they weren't interested."
Snyder helmed the remake of Romero's Dawn , which is now on DVD. Snyder said that he and screenwriter James Gunn diverged from the rules Romero created for the original Dawn, which rendered it difficult to continue remaking Romero's movies. "Inadvertently we created a whole different world," Snyder said. "We went off, and in a lot of ways the rules that George created don't apply at the end of this Dawn."
Snyder said that his original idea for the remake may have made subsequent films harder to develop. "I always wanted to make a movie where the zombies won from the beginning," he said. "I think I demonstrated that in the first 10 minutes. It doesn't take long for them to really kind of win. It's more about, like, you're in an air bubble."
Snyder said that talks have begun with Universal, but the project does not have a definite start date. "We kicked around some ideas, but I don't know what we're going to do with it," he said. "We've talked about it. I met with James. I met with the producers. The heat comes on and off of that. I think Universal wants it bad."