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Night of the Living Dead origins movie is still alive and moving

01.27.2015

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Cameron Romero, son of Dead creator George Romero, is working to bring a genesis story of his father’s iconic NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD to life. This project, which Cameron Romero will direct, is called Origins and is a Night of the Living Dead prequel, exploring the origins of the situation seen in that original film form Romero Sr. Variety reports that the movie is moving forward now that Radar Pictures just signed on to produce.

The movie has a Kickstarter page which details the story:

In 1962, Dr. Ryan Cartwright was on the scientific and altruistic path to find a way for humans to sustain life in the event of M.A.D (Mutual Assured Destruction), a huge topic brought on by the Cuban Missile Crisis. Little did he know that over the course of the next several years of his life, he would take a well-funded and military focused journey to the darkest corners of the world…  as he creates the ultimate weapon for the government and a curse that will plague mankind for the rest of days.

The movie is set to shoot later this year with its new producers and money to back it up. The script for the film comes from Romero, Darrin Reed and Bryce C. Campbell.

Romero Jr. said in a statement,

Origins is a great opportunity for me to continue the family tradition of creating haunting and ever-evolving depictions of the undead, and a great opportunity for Romero fans to see a story of zombie inception never portrayed before.

I can’t say this excites me at all, I don’t know if Romero can offer up anything we haven’t seen already or that his father has shown us time and time again. I can’t imagine this getting a wide release but it surpassed its Kickstarter goal last month, so stranger things have happened.

Do you want to see a NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD prequel?

Source: Variety

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