After the extremely disappointing Survival of the Dead, half of me wants the father of all things zombie to hang it up. But then again, we’re talking about George A. Romero here, and with that there’s always hope that maybe he’ll give birth to something horrific and amazing once again. In talking with io9, he tells them his next project could be an adaptation of the novel “The Zombie Autopsies“. I think Romero’s best work comes when he actually has something to say, which is why this project is so intriguing.
“I would love to do something about the economy,” Romero tells the site. “But zombies are not good mathematicians — I don’t think they’re going to be out selling cheesy mortgages or anything like that. So it’s tough for me to see that. A friend of mine [Dr. Steven Schlozman] recently wrote a novel called “The Zombie Autopsies”, and it’s about an isolated group of people doing autopsies on zombies during the zombie apocalypse and trying to figure out what the hell caused this. They come upon this discovery.”
He continues, “The scientists discover that this is not a naturally occurring virus; they deduce that it must have been created by somebody. And they later discover that it was created by people who were trying to topple the economy. So that’s a unique way in to talk about the economy, but it’s not my story.”