Thursday, July 18, 2013
Within the last decade we've seen many classics get the remake/reboot treatment, and it looks like no franchise is safe, including movies that have already been remade.
Hollywood's newest re-resurrection? George A. Romero's Day of the Dead.
According to the LA Times, the rights to remake Day of the Dead have been obtained by Lati Grobman and Christa Campbell. After their high-budget, big grossing success with Texas Chainsaw 3D (2013), audiences can expect their zombie flick to super high-gloss and action packed, with an expected budget between $10 and $20 million dollars.
Before you scoff at another high-budget zombie blockbuster (World War Z), the duo promises to stick to the original film. Campbell recently stated, “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.”
While the announcement of the remake is early, it’s expected to shamble forth at a rapid pace, with plans to have the film in the can and released sometime next year. If you're still a little grumpy at the idea of another remake of this movie, keep in mind that Scream Factory is releasing a restored Blu-ray version of the 1985 cult classic this fall.
“Zombie horror fans and movie collectors will rejoice when the definitive release of Day of the Dead Collector’s Edition Blu-ray and DVD arrives on September 17 from Scream Factory. Featuring an all-new HD transfer of the film, this must-have collector’s edition contains an all-new interview with George Romero and a bounty of insightful bonus extras. Day of the Dead is the third film installment in the continuing saga of the undead from celebrated writer/ director George A. Romero (Night of the Living Dead, Dawn of the Dead, Land of the Dead, Diary of the Dead, Survival of the Dead).”