It's official. Zombie fever is now seemingly at boiling point with the anticipation of Romero's Land of the Dead release coming soon, so much so that it seems any film with the word Romero and zombie associated with it is receiving a green light faster than the start of the Monaco Grand Prix.
Not content with producing an 'unofficial' sequel to Romero's Day of the Dead (the low-budget flick Day of the Dead: Contagium which is now unlikely to see the light of day), the boys behind other current remakes such as The Amityville Horror and The Wicker Man have now secured the official remake rights to George Romero's classic zombie splatterfest third parter.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, producers James Dudelson (he of the Day of the Dead: Contagium link), Avi Lerner and Randall Emmett are working with Nu Image and Millennium Films to remake the 1985 verison where a small group of military officers and scientists dwell in an underground bunker as the world above is overrun by zombies.
No word yet on any talent involved, although it is extremely unlikely George Romero will be involved in the project.
4th Oct 04 With its fine blend of dark humour and shock horror, you will barely be able to avert your gaze from the screen; from the opening sequence on the desolate moors, to the thrilling finale in Piccadilly Circus.