Over at the official Diamond Dead website, Cameron Romero wrote the following, “Romero does acknowledge, however, that there’s a very good chance that the initial release version of LAND OF THE DEAD will not have the same freedoms as his original, unrated DAWN OF THE DEAD and DAY OF THE DEAD. “The producers want major distribution, so I’m sure that the first release version, in this country anyway, will have to be R-rated. I don’t think they’ll want to go NC-17. But they’re gonna let me shoot the film the way I want to, and they’ll let me do the cutbacks for release. Hopefully the fans will still show up, and then see the [unrated] edition later on video.” Follow the link below fore more or read on for a word from Diamond Dead prodcuer Andrew Gaty regarding their plan for the film…
Andrew Gaty writes:
The past few weeks were hectic and confusing. For the moment it appears that George will be shooting ‘Dead Reckoning’ (Land of the Dead) in October and Diamond Dead right after. There are all sorts of complications on our financing as to get the UK funding, we would have to have an answer print by April 5. We are looking into trying to get into the next tax year, but this will take a bit of time.
In the meantime, Zach at Scott Free has really cranked up the casting process. The current plan is to cast it in a way to be able to set it up at a studio, which would solve all the problems. The script has gone out to a number of people and we are anxiously waiting for the responses. William Morris is also helping.
We have been approached by the Landless Theater Company in Washington, who wants to stage Diamond Dead as a live play starting in October. Richard, Brian, Scott Free and I think that this is a cool idea, and have agreed. More on this as it unfolds.