He has big shoes to fill.
Brad Anderson–best known to genre fans as the man behind The Machinist and Session 9–has come on board as the director of Twilight of the Dead, the final zombie movie from the legendary George A. Romero, according to a report on Deadline.
“Romero’s 1968 Night of the Living Dead may have been the first real horror movie I ever saw,” Anderson said, “and its shock value and its keen social relevance were hugely inspirational to me.”
This new film, Anderson continued, “is also a zombie movie in which limbs fly and heads roll, but one that’s also about social transformation and asks the question: What is it to be human? It’s also a horror movie with heart and–dare I say–hope.”
The Roundtable Entertainment film–the seventh and final entry in the classic Living Dead franchise–was started by Romero before his death in 2017, and finished by screenwriters Joe Knetter, Robert Lucas and Paolo Zelati.
The new feature–set on a tropical island–takes a look at “the dark nature of humanity from the perspective of the last humans on Earth–who are caught between factions of the undead.”
Keep reading Horror News Network for the latest on Twilight of the Dead.