Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
Star Wars: The Force Awakens Teaser Trailer
The Farewell To Middle-earth Issue
Review Of The Year 2014
Subscribe: Get 12 Issues For £25
Buy the perfect Christmas present this year
Farewell To Middle-earth
Full details of our Peter Jackson-edited issue
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
19 December 2014
First Look At Jessica Chastain In Crimson Peak
She's dressed to impress
True Story Trailer Arrives
James Franco has a tale to tell
Bill Murray Will Sing As Baloo For The Jungle Book
He knows the Bare Necessities
New American Sniper Trailer Online
Bradley Cooper shoots to kill
Tak3n Becomes A 12A
Bryan Mills adds 'killing with kindness' to his skills...
Anthony Mackie Will Make A Wish
He's set for a new comedy
Robert Rodriguez Officially Set For Fire And Ice
Sony has bought the project
The Martian Script Goes Interstellar
Exclusive look at Ridley Scott’s space-bound artwork
Podcast #142: Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels, Tim Burton
Featuring The Interview(s)
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
25 November 2013
Day Of The Dead Reboot Digs Up A Director
Mark Tonderai will wrangle the zombies
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
Day Of The Dead (1986)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Another Day Of The Dead Remake, Bub?
Texas Chainsaw 3D team want to bring it back to life

10 July 2013  |  Written by James White  |  Source: LA Times

submit to reddit

What happens if you produced a remake of George A. Romero’s 1985 zombie trilogy entry Day Of The Dead in 2008 and few people bothered to watch it? Why, you eagerly snap up a deal from other producers to take a new shot - which explains why we’re looking at yet another version groping towards our screens in 2014.

Lati Grobman and Christa Campbell, two of the people behind this year’s less-than-inspiring Texas Chainsaw reboot, have hatched a deal with James and Robert Dudelson. The latter pair pumped out the first attempt to rework Day as a follow-up to James Gunn and Zack Snyder’s successful 2004 Dawn Of The Dead.

Day, which originally scraped onto UK screens in 1986, finds a small group of military officers and scientists sheltering in a bunker from a world overrun by the undead. And yes, this is the film that gave us Bub.

According to the LA Times, the current producers have between $10-$20 million to spend and want the film in cinemas next year. "We want to keep it as close to the Romero version as possible," Christa Campbell tells the paper, "to make sure that his fans are happy. These are not going to be zombies climbing walls and doing back flips like in World War Z." Oooh, zombie trash talk! Let's hope they can put their lurching monsters where their mouth is.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Johnny Depp Up For Mortdecai
He wants to reunite with writer/director David Koepp
Disney Re-Scales Pete's Dragon
UPDATE: David Lowery in talks to direct his script

Your Comments

Not Heresy, My Opinion
Dawn of the Dead was a superb remake and better than Romero's original in my book. No reason they couldn't improve on Day Of The Dead too. No point messaging that you like Romero's Day. Every movie has fans and those that don't like it. To each their own. More

Posted by BenTramer at 18:25 on 11 July 2013 | Report This Post

RE: Day Of The Dead: Resurrection
L: Whistler L: BenTramer I've always found Romero's Day Of The Dead to be unbearably depressing to watch with sickening post-mortem level gore. If they could tone that down and ratchet up the characterisation and suspense more, they could have something. Humour would be good too. The zombies have to sprint though, stiff-assed snail-like undead can't cut it anymore. ouldn't disagree with all of this more. his. Day of the Dead is great, haven't various idiots already remade More

Posted by Scott_ at 13:03 on 11 July 2013 | Report This Post

RE: Day Of The Dead: Resurrection
L: BenTramer I've always found Romero's Day Of The Dead to be unbearably depressing to watch with sickening post-mortem level gore. If they could tone that down and ratchet up the characterisation and suspense more, they could have something. Humour would be good too. The zombies have to sprint though, stiff-assed snail-like undead can't cut it anymore. ouldn't disagree with all of this more. More

Posted by Whistler at 10:51 on 11 July 2013 | Report This Post

RE: Heresy
Watched it again only yesterday on Netflix, curtains drawn to block out all that awful beautiful summer sunshine... Absolutely brilliant, my favourite Romero by some distance. No point whatsoever in remaking it, but how many films have we (correctly) said that about now? More

Posted by apocalypso at 10:43 on 11 July 2013 | Report This Post

Heresy
Couldn't disagree with you more Ben, I hate this new trend of having the undead race about like Olympic gold medal winners. Zombies should shuffle about like...reanimated dead people. Day of the Dead is an absolute all time favourite of mine, I must have watched it a dozen times or more. There's simply no need for a remake...if anything why not try and film Romero's original script rather than remake the movie he's already made? More

Posted by Soze666 at 01:09 on 11 July 2013 | Report This Post

Day Of The Dead: Resurrection
I've always found Romero's Day Of The Dead to be unbearably depressing to watch with sickening post-mortem level gore. If they could tone that down and ratchet up the characterisation and suspense more, they could have something. Humour would be good too. The zombies have to sprint though, stiff-assed snail-like undead can't cut it anymore. More

Posted by BenTramer at 00:14 on 11 July 2013 | Report This Post

SUBSCRIPTION OFFERS

SAVE UP TO 69% GET 12 ISSUES FOR ONLY £25
Get the best seat in the house by subscribing to the world's biggest movie magazine today. Save up to 69% and every month you'll get exclusive subscriber-only covers, access to the biggest stars and the best news, reviews and behind-the-scenes reports straight from the set. Click here to find the perfect offer for you


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Review Of The Year: 10 Best Soundtracks Of 2014
The scores and OSTs to add to your playlist

Watch: Night At The Museum's Cast Share Their Favourite Robin Williams Performance
Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson and Ben Kingsley pay tribute to the actor

Watch: Jack O'Connell And Luke Treadaway Talk Unbroken
On POWs, panto and how to name your bomber

Review Of 2014: The 15 Best Cameos Of The Year
Our favourite one-scene movie-stealers

8 Things You Can Learn From The BFI's Star Wars Exhibition
The original crawl, a 'grotesque' villain and a very different princess

Review Of The Year: 40 Worst Posters Of 2014
One-sheets that you'd rather not have on your wall

Hobbit Q&As: Ian McKellen On Finally Saying Goodbye And Farewell To Gandalf The Grey
Read our exclusive Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies interviews

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get 12 Issues Of Empire For Only £25!

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 12 issues of Empire for just £25!
Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)