While George Romero's Night Of The Living Dead might not seem like the sort of film that needs remaking, that hasn't stopped Simon West from kickstarting work on one.
West is producing a re-imagining (shudder) of Romero's seminal zombie outing, with newcomer Zedediah de Soto taking up the reigns to direct.
Oh, and it's in 3D…. because seemingly every horror/genre project needs that these days. But what's really different about the film, according to The Hollywood Reporter is that it'll bring out the characters' backstories with the full title listed as Night Of The Living Dead: Origins.
Yeah, that's what the original was missing.
While De Soto's mostly produced shorts, he's also developed (along with Gus Malliarodaki) a new real-time digital effects system codenamed The Beast, which lets filmmakers direct CG elements in real time and cuts out the idea of actors reaction to tennis balls on poles.
The new director co-wrote the movie's script with David R Schwartz and, according to him, is looking to make "an American-style anime."
Will it have the same penetrating, satiric bite as Romero's early work? We can but hope...
Does this convince you the film needs to be made? Speak your brains! Mmm… brains.
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