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And he wants to freeze the theatre

06 March 2008  |  Written by Glen Ferris  

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During one of the weirder moments in the Empire office this week, we were having a chat about all things scary with horror maestro George A Romero when he let slip about his future slate.

Now bear with us because we’re still processing the details ourselves but the undisputed king of the zombies plans to remake The Thing… On stage… In a frozen theatre.

“I watched The Thing many, many times but there’s a reason for that,” said the 68-year-old scare-meister. “I keep trying to get hold of the rights and I’d love to do it as a stage play.

“I’d love to freeze the whole audience - first of all, we’d have to chill the whole theatre down to some sub-zero temperature.”

Turns out that The Thing From Another World (the original, not John Carpenter’s version) was the film that inspired Romero to get into filmmaking when he was just a little nipper.

“I guess as a young kid it was Christian Nyby’s The Thing From Another World,” Romero said of his movie inspiration. “It really worked, it really scared me. Now it’s very hard for me to get scared – although I can intellectually appreciate a horror movie.”

Well, we’ve already had Evil Dead The Musical (don’t believe us about that? Click here for proof), so we reckon the Dead man should get his chance to tread the boards. Now if we all give one pound, we can make a scary old man’s dream come true…

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Evil Dead The Musical
..can anything top 'What The F**k Was That' for best song?? Wish it had come to England... More

Posted by Haylo at 16:35 on 08 March 2008 | Report This Post

Madder than a bag of hammers!
I'd still watch it though. To quote the great Jack Burton, (yet change the name) "You're a crazy son of a bitch George..but GOD BLESS YA!" More

Posted by tallaght24 at 07:20 on 07 March 2008 | Report This Post

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How about him directing a The Thing sequal? More

Posted by Deviation at 22:25 on 06 March 2008 | Report This Post

singing zombies, don't know if its me or the skunk but im rolling about! More

Posted by T.MONTANA at 21:52 on 06 March 2008 | Report This Post

If this works then....
lets have Night of the Living Dead: The Musical. Singing zombies - gotta love it. It could outdo the 'Singing on the Ritz' scene in Young Frankenstein. More

Posted by Taz69 at 19:01 on 06 March 2008 | Report This Post

RE:
You`ve got to love the guy.....and his MASSIVE F**K OFF GLASSES!!  More

Posted by Porrohman at 18:31 on 06 March 2008 | Report This Post

that would a great idea More

Posted by ilovekaren at 17:35 on 06 March 2008 | Report This Post

i would LOVE to see that More

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