We broke the news early last week that George A. Romero was hard at work prepping his next zombie movie, which we discovered isn’t a sequel to DIARY OF THE DEAD like they had originally announced. Instead, various sites reported that the new film would take viewers onto an island and feature underwater zombies (yummy!). This evening something official has finally hit the web on the film rumored to be working under the title of Island of the Dead, all of which can be found inside (finally, some answers).Director George Romero is beginning production on an untitled thriller. Once again, the antagonists are flesh-eating zombies, reports Variety.
Romero first mined zombies with “Night of the Living Dead” and has been cannibalizing the genre since, most recently with “Diary of the Dead.”
Romero wrote the new film and began shooting this week in Ontario.
The plot involves inhabitants of an isolated island off the North American coast who find their relatives rising from the dead to eat their kin. The leaders of the island feud over whether or not to kill their reanimated relatives or preserve them in hopes of finding a cure.
Cast includes Alan Van Sprang, Kenneth Welsh, Kathleen Munroe, Devon Bostick, Richard Fitzpatrick, Stefano Colacitti and Athena Karkanis.
Paula Devonshire is producing. Romero is exec producer along with Peter Grunwald, D.J. Carson and Artfire Films’ Ara Katz, Art Spigel and Dan Fireman. Voltage Pictures is handling international sales, and Cinetic Media will sell domestic.