I can remember reading about this a couple of months back, but when I did it was no more than a blurb in amongst an interview. However, it's now looking hopeful that George A. Romero's SHARING JOY AND SORROW will be seeing the light of day sometime in the near future.
We got word today from Richard Robinson that the project that he once approached the Great Romero with, and than partnered on, has been picked up by Taurus Entertainment and is looking towards a 2007 shoot. Robinson will be on-board as writer, co-producer, and possibly co-director.
SHARING JOY & SORROW is inspired by the fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm. It follows nine frightening fables set in a town riddled with creatures, monsters, murderers and cannibals.
Robinson had the following to say about the script: "This is probably one of the few scripts I've written that pushes the envelope. My ultimate goal for this project is to create a film that's not just a throwback to '70s and '80s horror, but to also keep it rich and original for the new generation of horror fans. Ideally, it would be amazing to attract actors like Bruce Campbell, Bill Moseley, Tom Savini, David Hess and Sid Haig, to name a few. The piece lends itself to a large ensemble cast, and it would be awesome to involve the people who best represent the genre with those who are rising stars. That's if their schedules permit, of course."
I think this will be a huge hit no matter what. Everyone can relate to those fairy tales and there has not been nearly enough horror films based on these stories. I know I'm pumped to see what it'll look like, and based on the picture (seen above) that was sent along with this email, I'm sure there are a ton of you out there dying to catch a glance of it as well.