George Romero- the prolific writer/director behind such classics as Night of the Living Dead, Dawn of the Dead, and Creepshow– may have passed away in 2017… but that doesn’t mean he isn’t finished scaring us! His wife, Suzanne Desrocher-Romero, says she is in possession of a ton of unseen material that he’s written, and she’s making it her mission to bring it to the fervent fans of her late husband.
ComicBook.com recently interviewed Desrocher-Romero on the eve of the Pittsburgh screening of the remastered Night of the Living Dead, and she elaborated on her husband’s unfinished work:
“George has many scripts. We have very many scripts that he’s written. And so, you just never know what’s gonna pop up… George was a prolific writer. He loved to write, and we have 40, 50 scripts that he’s written, and a lot of it is very good. He had a lot to say, and he still does, because I’m gonna make sure that he does. It’s my mission.”
There are many horror filmmakers and George Romero veterans who would likely love to shoot just one of those scripts, so it will be interesting to see how Desrocher-Romero carries out her mission.
The scripts certainly sound exciting, but Desrocher-Romero is also working on restoring a completed film that her husband shot back in 1973, and fans are going to be see it:
“We have a film that he shot in 1973 that most people haven’t seen. A handful of people have seen this film. We’re gonna restore it, and we’re gonna show it to Romero cinephiles. It’s a scary movie, but it’s not a horror movie, and it’s about ageism. Anyway, he has a cameo in it, and it’ll be fun. And we’ll show the movie, or get it distributed. It’ll be a project that the foundation’s gonna do. I think it’s the first project we’re gonna do actually.”
40-50 unproduced scripts AND a previously unseen movie? George Romero fans sure have a lot to look forward to! Stay tuned to Horror News Network for complete coverage of these upcoming projects as soon as they break!