If you head on over now to aintitcoolnews you can read an extended interview with George Romero about his upcoming projects, including the hugely-anticipated fourth part of the Dead Series - Land of the Dead.
Romero talks in-depth about Land of the Dead, about how the first script (called Dead Reckoning) was first submitted two days before 9/11, and was then subsequently put in indefinite hold. The film is set a few years after the events in Day of the Dead, where survivors are living in a protected part of the city. The zombies are now getting smarter (think super-uber-Bub) and the humans are left trying to make survival runs to supply stores outside the perimeters of their safety enclosure.
He let slip that there will be some CGI in the film (there will be a bridge collapse all created digitally), but the zombies themselves will still be practical. No casting news as yet, but Romero is holding out for Asia Argento (who has also agreed to star in his other project - Diamond Dead).
Filming will begin sometime this October - hopefully in Pittsburgh, and they are anticipating an autumn 2005 release. The film will be R-rated, but an uncut version of the film will also (hopefully) be available. Romero also discusses Tom Savini, saying that although it is unlikely that Savini will be handling the effects, they are hoping he will take one of the main roles of the film.
In another interview at www.horrorchannel.com Romero reveals that KNB FX have secured the Zombie FX work.
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