You’ll recall that DAY OF THE DEAD was already remade once, dreadfully, in 2008 by Steve Miner. (Ironically, that starred Scream Queen Campbell). Campbell and Grobman apparently bought the rights from that film’s producers James and Robert Dudelson. Now they’re pursuing a screenwriter to help develop the project.
“We want to keep it as close to the Romero version as possible 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.'”
The remake, which will be co-produced by Millennium Films (which also had a hand in TEXAS CHAINSAW 3D), will have a budget of between $10 million and $20 million and – if all goes according to plan – be in theaters next year.