Universal has acquired most of the distribution rights to George A. Romero’s Land of the Dead, a zombie thriller that’s both penned and helmed by George A. Romero, accoridng to Variety. ‘Land’ will begin production October 11th in Toronto, with casting already underway. Two months ago, Atmosphere Entertainment MM announced that “Land of the Dead” would be the first film to launch a new series of zombie films, marking Romero’s return to the genre he created. Story of “Land of the Dead” is set in the modern world. The living inhabit a walled-in city, protected from the walking dead that populate the wasteland beyond.