George Cameron Romero has taken it upon himself to carry on the Legacy that his father created… the definitive “Origin” story of a legend as told by a legacy.
Set in the turbulent late sixties shortly before George A. Romero’s 1968 Night of the Living Dead, Origin tells a story of paying the ultimate price for success.
Romero has launched an Indigogo campaign for which Bloody Disgusting is officially backing. You can help father and son tell the genesis story of the ‘Romero Zombie’ as the Legacy continues!
Origins is the story in the Romero universe of how the first ‘Zombie’ strolled across that cemetery and into lives of those in the ‘dead’ series almost fifty years later.
“I want to take back the Zombie Genre in the name of the Legacy that my father created almost 50 years ago,” says Romero. “I want to tell the Origin story of the modern zombie, in a way that my father wasn’t able to do so back in 1968.”
Fans can contribute to the ORIGINS campaign by visiting helptelltheorigin.com.
Origins takes place in the Turmoil of the 1960’s just shortly before “Night of the Living Dead”, and explains how The ‘Original’ Romero Zombie was created.
In 1962, Dr. Ryan Cartwright was on the scientific and altruistic path to find a way for humans to sustain life in the event of M.A.D (Mutual Assured Destruction), a huge topic brought on by the Cuban Missile Crisis.
Little did he know that over the course of the next several years of his life, he would take a well-funded and military focused journey to the darkest corners of the world… as he creates the ultimate weapon for the government and a curse that will plague mankind for the rest of days.