If you thought the Dawn of the Dead remake was what remakes should be all about then hopefully today’s news strikes the right notes with you. Another of the original George Romero ‘Dead Trilogy’, this time Day of the Dead, is in for the revamp treatment despite a remake only back in 2008.
When I say we should be excited about this one, the producers on board are pretty genre experienced: Lati Grobman and Christa Campbell, who recently produced the recent Texas Chainsaw 3D, which was actually rather a good throwback to the original Chainsaw franchise.
According to the LA Times, the film will boast a reasonably hefty budget of between 10 and 20 million dollars and, providing all goes to plan, will be hitting cinemas next year.
Christa Campbell, also involved in the 2008 remake, albeit playing a minor role said,
“We want to keep it as close to the Romero version as possible, to make sure that his fans are happy. These are not going to be zombies climbing walls and doing back flips like in ‘World War Z.”
The production team are already putting out calls to scribes as you read this article and, given their intention to stick as close to the original as possible, the storyline will most likely be set in the bunker the soldiers and scientists take refuge in, experimenting on a zombie they have captured to gain insight into the plague they are dealing with.