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
Get ready for a new genre label in Vicarious Entertainment. A project by 1821 Media’s Paris Kasidokostas-Latsis and Terry Dougas, who wrapped the Natalie Portman-starrer Jane Got A Gun and are currently developing The Odyssey. The new label will develop, produce and finance four to six thriller and horror feature films. They’ve already got four in post-production.
Vicarious teamed with Insidious producer and Paranormal Activity exec producer Steven Schneider for the Adam Levins-directed dark psychological thriller Estranged, currently in post-production. The heroine has a near-fatal accident that leaves her in a wheelchair unable to remember much. When she returns home six years later, she tries to reacquaint with her family, but she can’t remember who she was or why she left home in the first place. She soon discovers that the family is not what they seem, as shocking and deadly secrets emerge.
For horror fans, controversially, Vicarious has teamed with Campbell Grobman Films to develop Day of the Dead, a remake of George Romero’s zombie extravaganza that is set at Millenium Films. “Our goal is for Vicarious to be a premiere destination that excites creators from all over the world,” said Dougas. “We are giving them creative freedom and allowing them to showcase their strong vision and voice. There are great filmmakers out there and appetite for the genre so it’s a great time for us to be launching.”
Good luck to them… although we’ve seen Romero remakes before and they’ve not been worth the effort.
November 9, 2013 | Categories: NEWS: Horror | Tags: Adam Levins, Campbell Grobman, Controversial, Cult, Disturbing, Franchise, George A. Romero, Gore, Horror, Icons, Independent, Insidious, Jane Got A Gun, Paranormal Activity, Paris Kasidokostas-Latsis, Post Apocalyptic, psychological thriller, Remakes, Sci-Fi, Steven Schneider, Suspense, Terry Dougas, The Odyssey, The Walking Dead, Thriller, Vicarious Entertainment, Violence, Zombies | 1 Comment