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Zombie king George A. Romero tackling the economy next in The Zombie Autopsies?

10.20.2011by: Jared Pacheco
It's been a while since the great George A. Romero has had anything in the works... well unless you count that DEADTIME STORIES stuff, which I'm not. Sure Romero's last effort didn't really appease the masses but that doesn't mean the man should drop off the face of the Earth!

Quite the contrary, the guys over at io9 caught up with the genre legend recently and asked him what he's got going on. While Romero didn't mention any solid projects he did show some interest in adapting a certain undead novel. Check it out from Romero himself:

I would love to do something about the economy. But zombies are not good mathematicians I don't think they're going to be out selling cheesy mortgages or anything like that. So it's tough for me to see that. A friend of mine recently wrote a novel called The Zombie Autopsies, and it's about an isolated group of people doing autopsies on zombies during the zombie apocalypse and trying to figure out what the hell caused this. They come upon this discovery.

[Edit Note: SPOILERS Ahead]

The scientists discover that this is not a naturally occurring virus, they deduce that it must have been created by somebody. And they later discover that it was created by people who were trying to topple the economy. So that's a unique way in to talk about the economy, but it's not my story. Steven C. Schlozman is the guys name, he's a Havard Psychologist who has somehow been swept into the zombie craze and is writing zombie novels.

The filmmaker later goes on to reveal that they've already optioned the novel and he's working on a screenplay as we speak. He also hints that he'd love to do his next film in a noir-style but he's unsure if that'll fit with THE ZOMBIE AUTOPSIES.

So what do you guys think? You ready for some more Romero zombies or should the King take some time off? We'll obviously be keeping a close eye on any other Romero updates that come our way but in the meantime head on over to io9 to tap the rest of the interview.

She can take a bite out of me anytime!
Extra Tidbit: Romero's last film was SURVIVAL OF THE DEAD.
Source: io9



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