George Romero lives, if his daughter Tina has anything to say about it—and she’ll be bringing on the zombie hordes in her own way with her upcoming movie Queens of the Dead.
An homage to her late father as well as a mashup of new elements that are her own trademark, the DJ, dancer, screenwriter, and soon-to-be director Romero recently told Emily Saunders of The Saunder Blog that the film is “a fusion of two huge parts of my world: zombies and Gay nightlife.” While she generally needs to stay dead silent on the project, she was able to disclose this much in the interview:
“What I can tell you is that this film will have all the hallmarks of a George A. Romero classic: farce, politics, heroes, assholes, and most importantly, herds of silly and slow moving walkers that you can’t help but love. But I’m doing it Tina-style, and bringing the glitter, choreography, queers & queens.”
If this is The Birdcage gone undead with zombie drag queens, it’s going to be a must-see.
Romero admitted to Saunders that filmmaking is her “first and greatest love.” She’s mostly been making music videos up until now, but what has always been her dream (or nightmare, if you consider her bloodline) is a full-length feature film. She loves nothing more than to lose herself in the magic of the process from first shot to final cut. Romero is also a dedicated storyteller, which is evident in her collaboration with Tom Savini on a horror web series that merges Savini’s makeup FX program with George Romero’s filmmaking program.
Savini called Tina Romero “amazingly talented” when he tweeted from the Old-Hollywood-murder-mystery-style set.
Tina is not the only member of the Romero family keeping the master’s horror legacy alive. Her brother, George Cameron Romero, is summoning his own prequel to Night of the Living Dead called Rise of the Living Dead.