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George A. Romero finds next zombie project, and it's not "of the Dead"

10.21.2011

George A. Romero is a horror icon few can compete with, and he knows one specific niche better than anyone: zombies.

His last few films have been “of the Dead,” be it Dawn, Day, Land, Diary or Survival, but now he’s dropping that phrase in favor of a new type of zombie project for his next film.

He’s going to be adapting THE ZOMBIE AUTOPSIES: SECRET NOTEBOOKS FROM THE APOCALYPSE, a book by Steven C. Schlozman, and it sounds different that most of his previous films, which I think might be a good thing at this point. He described a bit what he has in mind to io9. The story follows a man who studies the zombie disease in order to cure it, even while he's infected with it himself.

"This is Steve’s story, not mine. It’s more like 'The Andromeda Strain.' It’s very tense and very medically correct. This guy’s a doctor, it’s all about being medically correct. I think about it like the first Hammer Frankenstein film, which was all about very graphic scenes of brains floating in blood and things like that. I want it to be perfectly accurate, almost shockingly so."

“Medically accurate” and “zombies” aren’t usually two phrases that go hand in hand, but I’m certainly curious to see how Romero would execute this, and how different it would be from his usual films. Something to look forward to in the genre.

Extra Tidbit: Romero actually turned down working on The Walking Dead to make this new movie.
Source: io9

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11:01AM on 10/24/2011

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I've read the book and if the movie is anything near as tense it should be great. I believe the writer was a doctor and everything is extremely medically accurate. That adds to the believability factor and the fear factor.

As for Romero yes Survival and Diary weren't up to par, but the man is a legend and is still capable of delivering in my opinion.
I've read the book and if the movie is anything near as tense it should be great. I believe the writer was a doctor and everything is extremely medically accurate. That adds to the believability factor and the fear factor.

As for Romero yes Survival and Diary weren't up to par, but the man is a legend and is still capable of delivering in my opinion.
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1:19PM on 10/23/2011

Much respect to Romero

He's made 3 of my favorite films with Day, Dawn, and Martin. Here's to hoping that this one will be a return to form. I'm really interested to see him tackle another persons story this late in his career. BTW, I really wish he would get back into editing. He had a really simple style that was fun and just plain worked. In my opinion, his best films are the ones he edited.
He's made 3 of my favorite films with Day, Dawn, and Martin. Here's to hoping that this one will be a return to form. I'm really interested to see him tackle another persons story this late in his career. BTW, I really wish he would get back into editing. He had a really simple style that was fun and just plain worked. In my opinion, his best films are the ones he edited.
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2:43AM on 10/23/2011
To those saying Romero should call it quits:
Romero has made some of the greatest and most influential horror films in cinematic history. He can do whatever the fuck he wants, forever.
To those saying Romero should call it quits:
Romero has made some of the greatest and most influential horror films in cinematic history. He can do whatever the fuck he wants, forever.
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5:53PM on 10/22/2011
Tidbit: Thank God for that.
Goerge has been on a nosedive since Day of the dead. Land was just a pass, the rest of his films have been pretty much terrible. Has anyone seen 'Bruiser', that's as close to a bad film as you can get before you just give up on a film maker.
I loved Night, Dawn and Day but it just seems like he's treading water. I think he go very lucky with Night of the Living Dead and he's been coasting off that for 40 years or more.
Tidbit: Thank God for that.
Goerge has been on a nosedive since Day of the dead. Land was just a pass, the rest of his films have been pretty much terrible. Has anyone seen 'Bruiser', that's as close to a bad film as you can get before you just give up on a film maker.
I loved Night, Dawn and Day but it just seems like he's treading water. I think he go very lucky with Night of the Living Dead and he's been coasting off that for 40 years or more.
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4:20PM on 10/21/2011

Boy he took a nose dive recently.

I thought Diary was just ok. And then Survival was one of the worst movies I have ever sat through.
I thought Diary was just ok. And then Survival was one of the worst movies I have ever sat through.
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2:12PM on 10/21/2011
To the guys below who are saying Romero should call it quits: You don't seem to realize he's mimicking the very characters he made famous. He's a zombie now. He will not stop until you shoot him in the brain.
To the guys below who are saying Romero should call it quits: You don't seem to realize he's mimicking the very characters he made famous. He's a zombie now. He will not stop until you shoot him in the brain.
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1:45PM on 10/21/2011
I Say Good For Him. IDK Why People Be Hating On Him So Badly. I Really Liked Land, Diary And Survival. Survival A Little Less Than The Rest, But I Think He Has It In Him. He Just Needs A Proper Budget And Effects Team.
I Say Good For Him. IDK Why People Be Hating On Him So Badly. I Really Liked Land, Diary And Survival. Survival A Little Less Than The Rest, But I Think He Has It In Him. He Just Needs A Proper Budget And Effects Team.
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1:03PM on 10/21/2011
I'll always respect him for Night, Dawn, Day, and to an extent, Land, but at this point he's just a shell of his former self. I guess it's best to keep busy in your twilight years, but he's just stomping on his good name. Hopefully when he's gone he'll be more remembered for his work between 1968 and 1985.
I'll always respect him for Night, Dawn, Day, and to an extent, Land, but at this point he's just a shell of his former self. I guess it's best to keep busy in your twilight years, but he's just stomping on his good name. Hopefully when he's gone he'll be more remembered for his work between 1968 and 1985.
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12:12PM on 10/21/2011
He really doesn't have any idea of how badly he's embarrassing himself. It's long past time to hang it up. Land of the Dead wouldn't have been a bad note to go out on. Too bad.
He really doesn't have any idea of how badly he's embarrassing himself. It's long past time to hang it up. Land of the Dead wouldn't have been a bad note to go out on. Too bad.
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