A year after a moderate successful release of Universal’s Land of the Dead here in the States and a very impressive overseas run, George A. Romero is once again on top of the zombie world and ready for another mouthful of flesh. We broke the news way back last summer that Romero wanted to begin a brand new trilogy of the dead, starting with Land, with the second film being entitled World of the Dead. No news has surfaced since then and I had thought that maybe it was dead in the water – but alas I was wrong! Welcome to George A. Romero’s Diary of the Dead! Read on for the official news and plot details!The dead are rising again.
The Hollywood Reporter writes that horror maven George A. Romero has signed on to write and direct “George A. Romero’s Diary of the Dead,” the latest sequel to his 1968 cult classic “Night of the Living Dead.”
With a story mixing elements of “The Blair Witch Project” and the long-running “Dead” series, the film will follow a group of college students shooting a horror movie in the woods who stumble upon a real zombie uprising. When the onslaught begins, they seize the moment as any good film students would, capturing the undead in a “cinema verite” style that causes more than the usual production headaches.
After going more than two decades without making an independently financed zombie film, Romero told his production partner Peter Grunwald he was frustrated working within the system. “I was trying to convince Peter we could just run off and do it ourselves,” he said.