It was announced (here) last week that George A. Romero would be returning to the zombie genre with Diary of the Dead. The plot that was revealed created quite a divided opinion through the web community, today even more was explained- stuff that might change a lot of your opinions on the new venture. Read on for the skinny. 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.Diary will be going back to the time of the initial outbreak, according to Dread Central.
“I wanted a new set of characters and have them deal with these events as they first come,” says Romero. “I also want to deal with things from a very different perspective.” Romero continues, “I want to do this from a subjective kind of view with no music. You know, something really raw… so it’s kind of a stylistic experiment, a low budget, under the radar kind of thing that’s just sort of from the heart.”
But here’s the shocker, Romero is more interested in releasing in a direct-to-video capacity instead of theatrically, although that might happen as well, DC writes.
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