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George A Romero Remaking Deep Red
He wants to retool the horror in 3D

17 May 2010  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Variety

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Looks like George A Romero might take a break from zombies in the near future: Variety reports that the horror icon is looking to tackle a remake of Dario Argento’s Deep Red. And not just that, but he wants to make the new version in… (dun... dun... duuuur!) 3D.

Romero is apparently deep into negotiations to direct the new movie based on the 1975 giallo classic, which sees a pianist investigating a serial slaughterer’s spree, only to discover that the killer is seemingly one step ahead at every turn.

It’s not the first time the two have been linked, as Argento collaborated on Day Of The Dead, and they co-directed Two Evil Eyes way back in 1990. But while Dario won’t be directly involved in any way in the new movie, his brother Claudio has written a script for the film.

Romero plans to start shooting the movie later this year in Canada.


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slightly less deep red
The idea of anyone remaking Argento seems pretty pointless. His films have always been more about his style and less about the story. Romero, although a technically sound film maker really does not exist on that level. I will watch it out of respect but I better see a totally gratuitous Asia cameo for my trouble. More

Posted by deheor at 10:43 on 18 May 2010 | Report This Post

why oh why oh why
We need a Profondo Rosso remake like we need another 'Dead' film. Please someone stop him. I love Romero but this is a no from me Oh and btw Argento collaborated on Dawn not Day of the Dead. More

Posted by montroy at 13:15 on 17 May 2010 | Report This Post

why oh why oh why
We need a Profondo Rosso remake like we need another 'Dead' film. Please someone stop him. I love Romero but this is a no from me Oh and btw Argento collaborated on Dawn not Day of the Dead. More

Posted by montroy at 13:14 on 17 May 2010 | Report This Post

Not too keen...
Of Two Evil Eyes, Argento's section was far better, and "Profondo Rosso" (because I feel like showing off) is a classic giallo, that probably won't work with mainstream audiences. Why can't Romero do something new, and non-zombie related? There must be a million horror scripts floating around Hollywood. More

Posted by Lemure at 10:43 on 17 May 2010 | Report This Post

Hmm. Romero's brought us some great cinematic experiences, but I can't see the good in this choice. Also, as a fan of Deep Red I can't say I've ever been keen to see it in 3D. Cue bloody knives pointing out of the screen. I'm ready to eat my words though. Oh, and Argento/Romero collaborated on Dawn of the Dead, not Day of the Dead. More

Posted by lemonaise at 09:48 on 17 May 2010 | Report This Post

Do it George, anything but another Zombie sequel. More

Posted by 62Parker at 09:14 on 17 May 2010 | Report This Post

I love George...
...but Land, Diary and Survival Of The Dead were truly horrible movie experiences. Please up the quality and discipline on Deep Red. Then, get back to zombies and do a good one, like you did in the old days, with no shoddy CGI effects, good zombie make-ups and epic scale shots of marauding zombies in the thousands. There was no sense of danger in Survival... (why was it called Survival Of The Dead, anyhow? Weird name.) More

Posted by El-Branden Brazil at 09:13 on 17 May 2010 | Report This Post


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