The movie that invented the modern zombie may be getting an official sequel - and one from the original team no less. George A. Romero’s Night of the Living Dead, which is currently celebrating its 50th anniversary, will be getting a Part II thanks to a long unproduced script and Living Dead Media.
The company was one of the partners that brought a remastered version of the original film to theaters and partnered with some Romeros to create a mobile game of the property, and now they’ve brought together a team to produce Night of the Living Dead Part II.
The film will be from a script that was apparently written by the original writers and producers back in the ‘70s and remained unproduced ever since as the zombie franchise has gone in a myriad of different directions. Details are scarce, seeing as we don’t even know who exactly from the original production was involved (Romero? Co-writer John Russo?), but we do know that Romero left behind a ton of scripts - so a sequel could plausibly be among them.
Bryan Law, Chief Marketing Officer of Living Dead Media confirmed to SYFY WIRE that the sequel was in the works and that a Kickstarter will soon launch to help bolster the film's budget. The project is currently listed on Living Dead Media’s website, which also began selling a shirt reading “Property of Night of the Living Dead Part II Production” on it.
Despite all the secrecy, Night of the Living Dead Part II hopes to hit theaters in 2019.