Opening George Romero's Diary Of The Dead

The zombie master plans a comic spin on his own genre

Just when we all thought George Romero was out of the world of zombies, and heading off to Solitary Isle… They pull him back in! And presumably, snack on his innards.

Yes, it’s true. Romero is heading where the likes of Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg have gone before and taking a satirical stab at the genre he helped dragged moaning and stumbling into the world.

George Romero’s Diary Of The Dead – we’ve checked the calendar, it’s not actually April 1st – follows a group of film school types who are busy making a horror movie in a remote area of woods. Little do they know the true terror lurking within – real zombies are in the area. And guess what? Correct! They want to feast on the flesh of the living.

It’ll be his second dip into the undead well, following 2005’s Land Of The Dead. Though it sounds like this one won’t directly tie into the previous Dead films.

He’s obviously more excited putting shambling zomboids back on the screen than he is about his plan to film Solitary Isle – Diary will go into production in Toronto this October.