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

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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.


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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

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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

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