This is the one we're waiting for (well, maybe with the exception now of Night Watch after seeing the fantastic trailer for that recently!) This is going to be the horror highlight of the year. 100% Absolutely. For Sure. For 2005 is the year of Romero's return to zombie land with the fourth part in his classic Zombie Trilogy (eh?! - oh, all right then quadrilogy) - Land of The Dead.
Shooting recently wrapped on the project (although Romero allegedly stormed off-set on the last day of shooting), but apparently Universal have been so happy with the cut so far that they have allowed Romero to go back and get some "essential reshoots".
This also recently happened with Shaun of the Dead, a project that was looking great despite it's budget limitations. But Working Title then gave the go-ahead to the director's request for some much-needed extra footage to bolster up what was already a special slice of fried gold, so we're hoping that this is a similar case here.
LOTD is slated for an October US release and stars Dennis Hopper, Asia Argento, Simon Baker, Robert Joy, John Leguizamo and Shaun of the Dead's Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright.
George Romero's Land of the Dead (to give it its full official title) features a plot whereby the zombies have taken over the world and those humans still 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.