Millenium Films has hired Mark Tonderai to direct a modern-day retelling of the George Romero-directed cult zombie film Day of the Dead. Tonderai, best known for House At The End Of The Street, wrote the script with Lars Jacobson. In this new version, years after the zombie plague has wiped out most of Earth’s population, a group of scientists and survivors attempt to find a cure, and instead open Pandora’s box. Christa Campbell and Lati Grobman are producers. Avi Lerner, Trevor Short, Boaz Davidson and Terry Dougas are executive producers. Beth Bruckner is co-producer.
Millennium and Campbell Grobman Films are targeting a summer 2014 production. Romero directed the original film back in 1985, and Millennium first remade it in 2008 with Steve Miner directing Mena Suvari and Nick Cannon.
The film was the third one in Romero’s zombie series and interest in the flesh eaters shows little sign of abating, with a World War Z sequel in the offing and AMC’s The Walking Dead still killing in the cable ratings.
November 26, 2013 | Categories: NEWS: Horror, Zombies | Tags: Avi Lerner, Boaz Davidson, Campbell Grobman Films, Christa Campbell, Controversial, Cult, Disturbing, Franchise, George A. Romero, Horror, House At The End Of The Street, Icons, Independent, Lati Grobman, Mark Tonderai, Post Apocalyptic, Remakes, Sci-Fi, Steve Miner, Suspense, Terry Dougas, The Walking Dead, Thriller, Trevor Short, Violence, Zombies | Leave a comment