After the announcement of Day of the Dead: Contagium, and other zombie movies that are already moving ahead like Diamond Dead and Resident Evil: Apocalypse, who knew there would be more? We all did! Inside is the latest on Return of the Living Dead 4 & 5 (I think that’s what they MEANT), which was rumored to be happening months ago.
Let the confusion begin! The zombie flicks are flowing in like a real life heard of zombies- Empire Online has the details on most of them and I think they meant RETURN of the Living Dead…
“Empire learnt of plans to make sequels to George A. Romero’s Night of the Living Dead – but the zombie-meister himself isn’t on board…
It’s likely to be announced at this year’s Cannes Film Festival that preparations are being made to make Night of the Living Dead 4 and 5, with Eight Legged Freaks helmer, Ellory Elkayem at the helm. The films will be shot back-to-back in Romania, with production possibly starting later this year.
Now this is one hell of a tangled situation, so pay attention. The rights to Romero’s original Dead trilogy – Night of the Living Dead, Dawn of the Dead and Day of the Dead – are tied up with different production companies (and not the maestro himself), allowing for the situation where these sequels can be positioned as ‘official’ sequels to the original Night (which was itself remade in 1990).
Meanwhile, rumour has it that original Day producer Richard Rubinstein has plans for a remake of the classic underground bunker flick, plus reports have filtered through from the States that Taurus Entertainment, which holds the Day rights, has already filmed a quickfire sequel, Day of the Dead: Contagium, directed by Taurus president and CEO Jim Dudelson and vice president of production Ana Clavell
Confused? You will be. And we haven’t even mentioned that Romero himself is working on a fourth instalment of his Dead series, entitled Dead Reckoning. Which isn’t Diamond Dead, the zombie rock musical project co-produced by the Scott brothers…”