George Romero's original Night of the Living Dead is still frightening horror fans and inspiring filmmakers 47 years after its initial theatrical release in 1968. Now here's a crowdfunding campaign for a new animated version of the seminal zombie flick titled, Night of the Living Dead: Darkest Dawn.
It's backed by the serious credentials of producer/director Simon West (Con Air, The Expendables 2) and a wealth of vocal talent, including Tony Todd, Danielle Harris, Tom Sizemore and Bill Moseley. Described as a "graphic novel come to life," this intriguing project hopes to gather enough funds ($200,000) to allow the animators and creative team to complete post-production on a feature-length version of Romero's undead classic and expand it to a full theatrical release.
Here's the official synopsis:
This is the story of a group of survivors fighting to stay alive when a mysterious plague unleashes the undead on New York City. Barricaded in an abandoned apartment building, the characters from the original film face new terror and question each other’s compassion and sense of humanity as they fight to stay alive against the army of the walking dead.
Check out the trailer below:
Directed by Krisztian Majdik and Zebediah Y. DeSoto, Night of the Living Dead: Darkest Dawn is due to premiere at the Walker Stalker Fan Fest during San Diego Comic-Con on July 11, 2015. To contribute to this ambitious zombie resurrection, check out thier Indiegogo campaign site here.
(Via Dread Central)