New George Romero Zombie Movie in the Can

The IMDB reports that Diary of the Dead, written and directed by George A. Romero, has been completed and has European distributors lined up. The film was shot last year and has a budget of around $10 million — a tad less than the $15 million Romero had for Land of the Dead. Here’s an audio interview with Romero about the new zombie film, which reveals the following: Diary goes back to the first night when the zombies rose. Some college kids are filming a horror movie, only to run into rising zombies.

Apparently, the film is told from the perspective of multiple cameras that are found by others, which might just serve as an intriguing creative limitation for the horror master. We’ll see.

Interestingly, Romero is not using any music for this film. So will this be the zombie movie’s answer to The China Syndrome? Or does Romero have something vaguely postmodernist up his sleeve?

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3 Comments

  1. This is fantastic news. It sounds a little Blair Witch though—I am not without my concerns.

  2. Woo Hoo! And I’ve noticed that “The Diamond Dead” project seems to have been (hopefully) scratched. The IMDB synopsis alone led me to wonder whether Romero had lost it after his layesty masterpiece, “Land of The Dead”.

  3. IT’S GOOD TO SEE THE ORIGINATOR BACK IN THE MIX. HIS MOVIE’S ARE THE BASIS FOR MY LOVE OF THE GENRE.AS FOR THE LACK OF MUSIC IN THE NEW ONE, THAT’S A RISKY BUT BRAVE MOVE BECAUSE IT MEANS THE ACTING AND LIGHTING ALONE HAVE TO SET THE MOOD. I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO SEE WHAT HE HAS IN STORE FOR OUR FEAR.

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