Can George A. Romero’s vision be resurrected one more time?
Village Roadshow Pictures–in collaboration with Chris Romero, Sanibel Films, Origin Story, Vertigo and Westbrook Studios–is hoping to create a brand-new franchise from the legacy of Romero’s classic 1968 Night of the Living Dead, according to a report on Deadline.
Plot details of the upcoming horror film–directed by Nikyatu Jusu (Nanny) from a screenplay by LaToya Morgan (The Walking Dead)–are being kept under wraps at this time, but zombies (and the mayhem sure to follow in their wake) will be a central theme.
CAA Media Finance and Village Roadshow will handle the domestic rights, with FilmNation overseeing the international rights and introducing the project to buyers at the American Film Market.
Jusu said the original Night of the Living Dead “is still so resonant to this day. Zombies reflect the ways that humans treat each other and show us who is truly the monster.”
Morgan called Romero’s masterwork “one of the great cornerstones of the horror genre. I’m thrilled to be playing in the sandbox George Romero built, and ecstatic to push the envelope with this exciting new story.”
With so many questions still be answered about this new venture, keep reading Horror News Network for further updates on this expansion of the Night of the Living Dead franchise.