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Image of the Day: First promo art for George Romero's Road of the Dead

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Jul 6, 2017

The honored father of the modern zombie film, George A. Romero, is charging back into the genre he helped define with Road of the Dead, a new high-octane twist on the tired tale of shuffling braineaters. Partnering with Montreal's Fantasia International Film Festival, the 77-year-old Romero will co-write and produce this insane "NASCAR-meets-the-undead" movie, which creates a wicked new spectator sport where violent walkers zoom around a racetrack in supercharged speedsters for an audience of the ultra-wealthy.

Here's the description as told to Indiewire:

"The story is set on an island where zombie prisoners race cars in a modern-day coliseum for the entertainment of wealthy humans. Birman describes the project as Road Warrior meets Rollerball at a NASCAR race, with significant inspiration from Ben-Hur.”

Directorial and co-writing duties will be performed by Matt Birman, Romero's second-unit director on his last trio of zombie films, Land of the Dead, Diary of the Dead and Survival of the Dead. This Romero-backed indie horror project will be seeking financing at the Frontieres international co-production marketing event during Fantasia July 20-23.

Check out the first official poster below and let us know if you'd watch this kind of craziness.

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(Via Bloody Disgusting)

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