It seems studios will never get tired of trampling on George A. Romero’s early zombie flicks, and now it sounds like Day of the Dead will be coming to the big screen (again, again).
Producers Lati Grobman and Christa Campbell, who put together the recent Texas Chainsaw 3D sequel, have acquired the rights and are prepping another remake of the Romero classic.
The most recent remake hit just a few years ago, in 2008, though it adhered only loosely to the storyline of the original. That version was also terrible, and performed pretty poorly in every way, so it sounds like the Chainsaw team is hoping a more faithful adaptation of survivors hiding out in a Army bunker will tap into the current zombie craze.
They’re currently looking for a screenwriter, but are aiming for a tight production schedule to get the movie in theaters by 2014. Here’s how Campbell described the project to The LA Times:
“Zombie movies are really popular right now, and we feel we could do this right ... We want to keep it as close to the Romero version as possible, to make sure that his fans are happy. These are not going to be zombies climbing walls and doing back flips like in World War Z.”
It’s nice they want to pay homage to Romero’s classic, but it's frustrating to think a film that was first released in 1985 is already on the verge of its second remake. Oh well, everybody loves zombies, right?
(Via The LA Times)