What’s this? A remake of Romero’s Night of the Living Dead? In 3D? With Sid Haig (Saig)?
Yup, seems it’s true, as this film has apparently already been filmed by Jeff Broadstreet who directed the film around LA last summer.
This new Night of the Living Dead (or is that DE3D?) adds to the recent Romero remake craze that begun two year’s ago with the Dawn of the Dead redux, before the recent unofficial release DOTD2: Contagium and carries on with current projects including an official Day of the Dead upgrade as well as a remake of The Crazies.
However, this Night of the Living Dead remake certainly promises to be different with it being shot in 3D. Jeff Broadstreet spoke to Fangoria about the project: “We are re-imagining Romero’s film, but we are remaining faithful at the same time. Robert Valding wrote a very clever script, and we tried to comment on society now the way the 1968 film commented on its own time.”
Cast includes Sid Haig as Gerald Tovar Jr, a mortician with a dark secret, Brianna Brown as the female lead (called ‘Barb’), Joshua DesRoches, Greg Travis as ‘Henry’ Cooper and Ken Ward. Midnight Movies expects the film to debut in U.S. theaters in January 2006
Synopsis: In this 3D chiller, Barb and her brother Johnny arrive late for the burial of their Aunt - and walk straight into a nightmare. With zombies on her heels, Barb flees the cemetary and is rescued by Ben, a local college student.
The two seek refuge in the nearby farmhouse of the Cooper family where the laid-back residents aren't remotely prepared to have their lives turn into a horror movie.
But Barb is destined or an even grimmer confrontation - with the dark secrets of the pyrophobic mortician, Gerald Tovar, Jr.