Originally announced in October, remember, George A. Romero‘small Night of the living dead seems to be coming back to life with a brand new film project being completed by the director Nikyatu Jusu (Nanny). This week, MGM joined the project.
Deadline reports today that Amazon’s MGM is in “final negotiations to acquire worldwide rights” for the upcoming film, and their plan is to release the zombie flick in theaters.
Deadline reports that “Village Roadshow Pictures has teamed up with Chris Romero and the late George A. Romero’s Sanibel Films, Origin Story, Vertigo and Westbrook Studios on what is expected to be a new franchise from Night of the living dead.”
Deadline also notes, “They’re keeping the logline under wraps, but clearly hungry corpses will be on the menu.” It looks like the movie is set in the world of the original classic.
“The original version of it Night of the living dead it still resonates to this day,” Jusu said. “Every era has its zombie, and right now, zombies reflect the ways people treat each other and show us who the monster really is.”
Christine Romero added, “I am so excited by this visionary team of storytellers who have come together to expand on the premise of the original film. Revisiting the world that George and his collaborators created will be a treat for fans. George would be very happy to see this happen!’
LaToya Morgan (“The Walking Dead”) wrote the script for this new project.
Morgan said, “I’m very excited to be playing in the sandbox that George Romero created and I’m ecstatic to raise the stakes and push the envelope with this exciting new story.”
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