Die archivierten Nachrichten aus der Rubrik "Aktuelles"...
Bei STYD gibt es einen "Zombieland"-Setbericht...
Bei Apple.com kann man sich den Trailer zur Horror-Komödie "Zombieland" anschauen...
Bei AICN gibt es die ersten Szenenbilder aus "Zombieland"...
STYD berichtet über einen Gastauftritt in "Zombieland"...
[...] Bill Murray will appear briefly in the film in full undead make-up. That's right, this Ghostbuster's a zombie! He's joining fellow cast members Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone, Abigail Breslin and Amber Heard.
Director Ruben Fleischer was in Hollywood earlier this month shooting scenes of undead carnage. Buzz on the film has been pretty good. [..]
Dirk Blackman and Howard McCain have been hired to adapt the Red 5 comic "ZMD: Zombies of Mass Destruction" for Benderspink.
The comic, created by Kevin Grevioux ("Underworld"), follows an elite team of soldiers sent on a covert operation into hostile territory in the Middle East to stop what they soon discover to be a government-created army of the undead. Benderspink's Jake Weiner and Josh Feldman are overseeing the project.
Benderspink continues to mine the comic world for material; it has "Y: The Last Man" in development at New Line, "Pet Robots" at Disney and "The Ghouly Boys" at Mandate.
Blackman and McCain, who are repped by ICM and Circle of Confusion, co-wrote the recently released "Underworld: Rise of the Lycans" and wrote and directed "Outlander."
STYD hat vor kurzem ein Promo-Video zu Romero's neuem Zombie-Film veröffentlicht...
MTV.com sprach mit dem Drehbuchautor J. Michael Straczynski über die Verfilmung des Romans "World War Z"...
[...] "We talk about it as a thriller, the closest comparison being ‘The Bourne Identity,’" explained Straczynski, who’s also penning a "Forbidden Planet" revisiting. "Most zombie movies to this point have been small, focusing on a few people in a house. And this has got real scare. You’re in India with hundreds of boats trying to get out of there with a tidal wave of zombies. The scale of what we’re doing here is phenomenal."
Straczynski told us the first draft of the screenplay was completed in the Spring, and the "World War Z" team had been waiting for a director for several months before Forster was attached.
"Now that Marc is here, I’m working with his notes to make one final pass on the script," said Straczynski. "Our hope is to get it moving into production by the first of the year."
As for how he plans to adapt the novel, which is written from the perspective of a United Nations agent reporting on the events of the zombie outbreak through interviews and eyewitness statements, Straczynski said he plans to preserve that storytelling angle as much as possible. In fact, the movie will serve to show how the book was produced in Brooks’ zombie-infested world.
"The fictional concept of the book is that its written by someone with the UN, so let’s tell that story," he explained. "Let’s show the book being written. We follow this guy all over the world as he goes on these interviews, and he has his own personal story as well. You’re cutting between the past and the present, how he got to this point."
"It has that international feel to it, and because it goes backward and forward in time, we can cherry-pick our favorite moments in the book," continued Straczynski. "Some of it is crazy in scale. It’s huge. It’s as political as the book was. And it ends with that book being completed." [...]
Bei B-R und USA Today gibt es erste Szenenbilder von Romero's neuen Zombie-Film...
Bei AICN gibt es Bilder vom Set von Romero's neuen Zombie-Film (noch ohne Titel)...
Bloody Disgusting berichtet über das Sequel Romero's "Diary of the Dead"...
Contrary to reports, Diary of the Dead 2 has NOT begun shooting yet, although we have received official confirmation that George A. Romero will be getting behind the lens for another zombie pic on September 15th in Toronto, Canada. Casting has yet to be revealed, watch for updates soon. The synopsis can be found inside.
The "diary" saga continues. Our heroes, trapped in the mansion where we left them, battle waves of ravenous zombies, barely escaping alive. In search of a safe place to settle, they commandeer an abandoned ferry and sail to a deserted island, only to find that it is already populated by a civilization of the dead. Told in the same first-person style that distinguished "George A. Romero's Diary of the Dead", the next episode of the saga is a violent siege set in the middle of nowhere, a desperate struggle for survival, and peace, between two tribes: the living and the living dead. DIARY marks Romero's sixth entry in his horror franchise.
Variety.com berichtet über einen neuen Regisseur für Zack Snyder's "Army of the Dead"...
Bei Horror-Movies.ca gibt es ein Interview mit Romero, der u.a. über "Diary of the Dead 2" und "Diamond Dead" sprach...
Bei AICN gibt es eine Kritik zum "Day of the Dead"-Remake...
Bei IMP Awards gibt es Poster zum "Day of the Dead"-Remake...
Bei IESB gibt es ein Video-Interview mit Romero...
Bei AICN gibt es eine gemischte Kritik zu Romero's "Diary of the Dead"...
Bei STYD gibt es ein Interview mit George A. Romero...
Bei AICN gibt es eine Kritik zum "Day of the Dead"-Remake, welches direkt auf DVD erscheint...
[...] the main problem with this movie is that everything is bad and nothing is good. There's no scale, no originality, no good characters, no well constructed scenes, not even a good chase. [...]
Bei AICN gibt es eine Kritik zu "Diary of the Dead"...
[...] Before the movie started, I said to my brother who went with me, "As long as there are three good zombie kills, then I'll be happy." Well, there are more than three and I don't want to spoil any of them, but let me say this: Amish zombie warriors should be in every zombie movie ever made from now on. As a hu! ge hater of Romero's Land of the Dead, which I looked forward to from conception, I was wary that he would continue on his downward trajectory. Well, fellow haters, I would say that Diary of the Dead is a huge step up from Land of the Dead. Going back to a smaller budget and a smaller story was a wise choice, and I say that I would gladly pay to see the sequel. [...]
Bei TwitchFilm.net gibt es einen Trailer zur Doku "Dead On: The Life And Cinema Of George A. Romero"... Weitere Infos zu dieser Doku von Rusty Nails gibt es unter GeorgeRomeroDoc.com...
Bei STYD gibt es ein "Diary of the Dead"-Poster... Ausserdem plauderte
STYD mit Romero, u.a. über ein mögliches Sequel zu "Diary of the Dead"...
[...] "I would love to do it, if it happens," he says. "Right now I think it is going to happen which is great for me because there's a lot that I didn't talk about yet in ['Diary']. This would be the first time, if it happens, that I will do a direct continuation. Those same characters from 'Diary' will come out of that room [we left them in] and will march on. There was a lot I wanted to say that I couldn't squeeze in."
When Land of the Dead was released in 2005, Romero expressed interest in doing an immediate follow-up, if Universal was interested. "What I did at the end of 'Land' is this detente. They don't blow the zombies away, there's an understanding, I always thought, during the initial four films, if there's any way to end this, it has to end with some sort of peaceful coexistence. I didn't want to go to Armageddon."
And with that original arc (somewhat) closed, Romero's eager to explore the new beginnings Diary of the Dead poses. "Thematically, there's so much you can do with just the dangers of us being 'plugged in.' Just the dangers of this thing. I'm not down on media, it's down on making this mechanism available to anybody. It's bad enough I have to listen to Arianna Huffington, now I've got to listen to Joe Blow from Chicago." [...]
Der George A. Romero's "Diary of the Dead" Trailer ist online !!!
Bei IESB gibt es Bilder zu George A. Romero's "Diary of the Dead"...
Bei IESB gibt es eine Kritik zum "World War Z"-Drehbuch...
[...] Horror fans, zombie fans, and fans of classic cinema need to send up a thousand prayers that this is handled reverently and expertly - if it is, it will be the horror film to beat for years to come after its release. One for the books. Second only to Romero’s trilogy - the progenitor of the phenomenon - the best living dead story since he created the genre. [...]
STYD berichtet über ein weiteres vielversprechendes Zombie-Projekt: Die Verfilmung des Romans "Monster Island" von David Wellington, dessen deutsche Ausgabe voraussichtlich im Mai 2008 unter dem Titel "Stadt der Untoten" erscheinen wird...
It began as serialized novel written by author David Wellington - told through a series of blogs and offered up to the public for free on the web. "Monster Island" then took on a life of its own and leapt to print. Two follow-up books ("Monster Nation," "Monster Planet") were subsequently born.
"Island" portrays a post-zombie apocalypse New York City . A plague has swept through the Big Apple turning all residents into zombies. Only two of the undead on the island have intelligence and harness psychic abilities. They become leaders in a zombie fray that ensues when a team of soldiers comprised of girls is sent to NYC from Africa with a United Nations weapons inspector.
There's a lot to digest, but it sends your imagination soaring. Screenwriter Stephen Susco (Red, The Grudge) tells Shock his production company Zero Hour Films is in the early stages of development on a big screen adaptation of "Monster Island."
"The novel lays the foundation for a zombie film the likes of which no one has ever made or seen - a couple dozen people against forty million zombies on Manhattan Island," he says. "And this isn't a group of people trapped in a room, trying to hold back the tide - this is a head-on collision, a battle that nearly destroys the entire city. My producing partner and I have teamed up with a visual FX company to realize this book as it should be realized - as an epic, 300-esque horror action film that will blow people out of their chairs."
Naturally, the WGA strike is delaying some development on "Island," but once a Hollywood producer-writer agreement is reached, Susco plans to move forward on the adaptation.
STYD sprach mit dem Regisseur Joby Harold über Zack Snyder's "Army of the Dead"...
[...] "It was based on an original idea by Zack, which was definitely a very fun idea for a movie," he told us. "We all met up and seemed to be on the same page and had a terrific time writing that. I'm in the middle of the contract still. We haven't completed all the steps, but the studio loved the first draft and Zack seems to be pleased. That couldn't have been a better experience. Zack and all those guys are really salt of the earth people who definitely understand what good movies are all about and what the audience wants, and that was just a tremendous experience."
"It's not a sequel. It's its own being, its own film," he said, clearing up any confusion that this is a sequel to Snyder's 2003 remake of George Romero's Dawn of the Dead. "I think what Zack wanted to do was make the ultimate zombie movie. If you could do anything, what would be the epic be-all-end-all of zombie films, which is a hell of a challenge but very exciting to do. We took it to the next level. I'm extremely pleased with it. It's definitely out there, it's crazy, and - much like Awake - it's not just a straight-up genre film. There's a lot of action elements, there's a lot of horror elements, it's not just your traditional every day zombie movie. We really take it and run with it." [...]
Der TV-Sender arte wiederholt heute um 3.00 Uhr George A. Romero's "Day of the Dead" (1985) unter dem Titel "Zombie 2"...
STYD berichtet über Zack Snyder's "Army of the Dead"...
Immersing oneself in the world of the long-awaited big screen adaptation of Watchmen is an enviable, however protracted, duty director Zack Snyder (Dawn of the Dead, 300) committed himself to this year leaving room in his life for not much else. But during this writer's visit to the Vancouver set (on behalf of ComingSoon.net), ShockTillYouDrop.com found out progress is being made on the Snyder-produced Army of the Dead.
"We're meeting with directors right now," co-producer and wife Deborah Snyder exclusively tells us. Under their production banner Cruel & Unusual Films, the Snyders are developing the film for Warner Bros. "That's a little hard [to do] because we're here [on set] and every day is killer. We want the right person for it. The script has been turned in to the studio and they're really happy with it, with pretty minimal notes back, so they said, 'Hey, let's get a director.'"
Based on a story by Zack and written by Awake's Joby Harold, "Army" is described as a picture larger in scale than Snyder's 2004 "Dawn" redux. "Basically, something happened in Vegas and there was this huge outbreak of these zombies that were killing people," Deborah explains. "So to contain it they basically contain Vegas. The city is this wasteland with walls around it and all of these zombies are inside. One of our characters goes in there to investigate and gets trapped inside and her father goes in to search for her. He can't do it alone so he gets a group of mercenaries under the guise that there's money still in the casinos, because they don't care about his daughter. There's also a plotline of what's really going on - like, the containment isn't so contained and there are cover-ups. We think it's really fun. 'Dawn' was set in a mall and come on, Vegas is the perfect place to set a zombie film and you can have a lot of fun with that!"
Of the films they get phone calls on, Deborah adds Army of the Dead is one that has generated a lot of interest. Currently, the Snyders are seeking a director with experience, but with a "fresh eye." "What's important is tone. Like 'Dawn' has fun but it never makes fun. It's different than the tone of 28 Days Later, those films are super serious. I think 'Dawn' had a little bit more fun with it and we're hoping to have a similar tone in 'Army.'"
Der TV-Sender arte zeigt heute um 0.20 Uhr George A. Romero's "Day of the Dead" (1985) unter dem Titel "Zombie 2"...
Der TV-Sender RTL zeigt heute um 0.05 Uhr George A. Romero's "Land of the Dead" als deutsche Free-TV-Premiere...
Bei AICN gibt es eine Kritik zu George A. Romero's "Diary of the Dead" von Massawyrm...
[...] what makes this film so god damned good is that it gets back to the roots of survival horror. It is set in a universe where zombie movies and comics and videogames aren't part of the culture. No one knows that you have to shoot them in the head - they have to LEARN that. No one knows what a zombie is. [...]
[...] if you always hated the idea of smart zombies, dude, they ain't around. They could still exist, but they aren't here yet. This film is everything about the original Romero films that we love and nothing that the detractors of the later films don't. Romero got back to being who he is and making a film that really stands out in a VERY populated field these days. And God bless him for it. This one comes Highly Recommended. [...]
Heute um 23.25 Uhr zeigt RTL das "Dawn of the Dead"-Remake... Und bei AICN gibt es eine Kritik zu George A. Romero's "Diary of the Dead" von Harry Knowles...
[...] The underlying message of the film is a conflict. Should we film Rome burn, should we watch Rome burn, do we grab a water bucket... or is it too late to do anything at all. The film is a treatise on how George as an old tired man... is left watching the tragedies of his youth repeating, just as artistically he began with the zombies, here... 40 years later... the zombies are left reflecting the world he sees around him.
Add to that - some amazingly cool zombie gags, great bit characters - and perhaps a dozen additional themes that you could swill down pitchers of coffee chatting about, like a self-important college douche bag.
I love DIARY OF THE DEAD - it is everything that I hoped for from Romero... a new theme, a new horror - but with my beloved zombies. BRAVO!
[...] In a sale that once seemed as slow as a zombie, Weinstein Co. stepped up and bought North American and Mexican rights to "George A. Romero's Diary of the Dead" for $2 to $2.5 million.
The latest sequel to Romero's 1968 horror classic "Night of the Living Dead closed Tuesday night after several offers were considered, including some for video-only distribution. The Weinstein Co. deal includes a theatrical commitment.
While R-rated horror movies didn't perform well at the boxoffice earlier this summer, the Weinstein Co.'s "Halloween," released by MGM, bucked the trend with a record-breaking Labor Day opening. "Dead" premieredlate Saturday in the Midnight Madness section at Toronto and spooked out crowds.
The Artfire Films/Romero-Grunwald Productions film was written and directed by Romero, produced by Peter Grunwald, Art Spigel, Sam Englebardt and Ara Katz, and executive produced by Dan Fireman, John Harrison and Steve Barnett. Cinetic Media repped the filmmakers in the sale. The Weinstein Co.'s Barry Gordon and and Michal Podell repped the sale for the distributor.
Bei AICN gibt es eine weitere Kritik zu George A. Romero's "Diary of the Dead"...
[...] a damn good movie, one that is just a slight notch below Dawn and Night in the Romero zombie pecking order.
Two things stood out for me. One is the fact that the gore quotient is rather low. This is going to disappoint some people, but it fits the movie Romero is making here. Simply put, watching zombies eat entrails doesn't carry the shock value it did forty years ago, and there's no reason to focus on it. This isn't a film about zombies. This is a film about people distancing themselves from disasters and pain and life by putting a camera lens between themselves and the world around them [...]
Bei AICN gibt es eine Kritik zu George A. Romero's "Diary of the Dead"...
[...] This is NOT Blair Witch with zombies!!! The movie plays out as a narrative film, what we are seeing is all the footage edited together by a surviving member of the crew.
The hand held film work makes this movie down right terrifying at some points. The movie scared me.... movies don't scare me anymore! There are tons of jumps and shocks that make the audience yelp. I was sitting next to a chick who screamed each time something surprising happened, which in turn shocked me and made me remember why I love going to the theater to see movie instead of downloading it (a pox on all you downloaders!) Aside from the shocks there are some really tense sequences where you are on the edge of your seat. Not since when I saw the original "Night of the Living Dead" as a young lad have I ever been scared by a Zombie movie. You really feel as if you are right there, experiencing what is happening first hand.
How can you kill a zombie and make it fresh and interesting? There have been 100 zombie movies, it's all been done right? Hell no! Romero kills of zombies in some really interesting ways in this one. [...]
George A. Romero's Diary of the Dead" was friggin awesome! Wayyyyyyyy better than "Land of the Dead" and totally comparable to his original trilogy. When this one hits theaters GO SEE IT!!! [...]
STYD sprach mit Romero über weitere "Zombie"-Filme...
[...] Romero hinted there's always a chance the dead might rise again, he just needs convincing subtextual motivation to get them back on their feet.
"I don't know where I'm gonna go next," admitted the writer-director of Diary of the Dead, his latest undead flick that puts our overwhelming multi-media culture in the spotlight as well as take us to that first horrific night the dead feasted on the living. "At one time there was talk of a sequel to 'Land of the Dead' which never materialized. That was the first time I was sorta faced with...I didn't even know what to do, they wanted a film quickly after 'Land.' I figured all I could do was follow the guys in the [Dead Reckoning' somewhere. 'Cause I didn't have a new to sorta base it in."
Jokingly, he adds, inspiration for another film set after "Land" might strike when, "I don't know, maybe somebody will nuke Atlanta." But first thing's first, and that's getting Diary of the Dead onto U.S. soil. Presently, the film doesn't have a North American distributor, however, it has been sold around the world. It's an approach Romero faced when Dawn of the Dead was released in '78 and one he says he's comfortable with. [...]
STYD wurde Zeuge bei einer ersten Präsentation von George A. Romero's "Diary of the Dead"...
[...] A tantalizing two clips unraveled at the Bloor Cinema where Festival of Fear's "Speak of the Dead" Retrospective with Romero took place.
The first snippet was set in the woods where the film's leads - a band of filmmakers - listened intently to radio reports of undead attacks. As Romero would later explain, the story is told from a subjective point-of-view, à la The Blair Witch Project, during the "first night" of Night of the Living Dead's zombie uprising. So, yes, there's some hand-held action to behold, but it appears surprisingly slick. The second clip, on the other hand, was loaded with video drop-outs and occasional static as the zombie action grew more intense.
Here, our heroes venture into a hospital where they encounter two zombies. A character steps into our line of vision to pop off a couple of gunshots to his target's chest with little results. "Try the head!" screams a voice off-camera. "Shoot it in the head!" Blammo! Another pull of the trigger and a bullet soars into the cranium of one undead menace. As a female zombie approaches, we hear one leading lady yell, "Wait!" hoping to conserve bullets. She slides into view, shimmies past the slow-moving zombie, grabs the paddles of a nearby defibrillator, powers them full of juice and slams them on either side of the zombie's head, cooking it in the process.
The crowd went nuts as a faint trace of smoke erupted from both of the collapsing corpse's eye-sockets.
And...that's all we got. The zombies looked great and, of course, we were all warned that what we saw was not final. Romero was still in the process of tweaking things, yet it was obvious he's having a blast with this one.
Those attending this year's Toronto International Film Festival will be the first to check out Diary of the Dead when it makes its premiere next month!
Bei AICN gibt es Bilder aus Romero's neuestem Werk, die von der "Diary of the Dead" MySpace-Site stammen...
Bei AICN gibt es folgende Mitteilung von George A. Romero...
[...] Lemme tell ya about Diary of the Dead. I love it. It’s the first film since my original Night of the Living Dead that I can say is completely my own.
I’ve been trying to work under-the-radar, with no hype or press, but lately I've started hearing all kinds of shit about "What’s goin' on with Romero?" "What’s with his new film?"
Gimme a break over here! I'm up in Toronto workin' my ass off, making Diary the best it can be. Truth is, I'm having a blast. I've gone home to the kind of filmmaking that I used to do, back in the day.
Diary is a hundred percent independent, made with my partner, Peter Grunwald, and our new friends at Artfire. I haven't had this much freedom since 1968. The cast, of what film critics will probably call "unknowns" (they won’t be for long) is, in my opinion, fuckin' great.
This one comes from my heart. It's not a sequel or a remake. It's a whole new beginning for the dead.
Thanks to all of you who are out there waiting and wondering. You guys, the fans, have always kept me going. Now Diary's keeping me going, night, dawn, and day.
I love this movie. I hope you will, too. [...]
Bei AICN gibt es eine enttäuschende Kritik zum "Day of the Dead"-Remake...
[...] You'll ask yourself how did the remake of Dawn of the Dead turn out to be so good and this one turn out so shitty? It's simple. This is not a sequel to the 2004 remake of Dawn of the Dead. Even though it has Ving Rhames in it playing a character that is kinda supposed to be the brother of the character he played in Dawn. The two films have nothing in common other then they are both remakes of classics and Ving. Zack Snyder has nothing to do with this movie. Neither does Universal or Strike Entertainment who made the Dawn remake.
The whole time I was watching Day of the Dead I kept thinking this is a lot like one of those unwatchable Sci-fi channel tv-movies, and now that I've seen the director's IMDB page I'm not surprised. Steve Miner may have started in films but he's spent the last decade slumming on TV and the scariest film he's ever directed was Soul Man. [...]
CS! berichtet über Tyrese Gibson's Zombie-Projekt "Condition Dead"...
Hot off the set of the action-packed summer release Transformers, internationally-renowned actor and musician Tyrese Gibson will step into the role of producer for the new action-thriller zombie film Condition Dead - a no-holds barred zombie film in the vein of James Cameron's Aliens (1986).
Clint Morris (Between the Sand and the Sky, Howl) and Rock Shaink (The Seed, 12th Man) will produce alongside Gibson, under the actor's HQ Pictures moniker.
Genre veteran, Patrick Lussier, fresh off Rogue's White Noise: The Light, is attached to helm the picture. As a director/writer/editor, Lussier has also worked on the films Wes Craven's New Nightmare, Scream and Dracula 2000.
Script, which centers on an elite team of government-subsidized zombie-hunters who are mysteriously ambushed by a viscous new breed of zombie, was written by tyro scribe Dave Davis.
Lead producer on the project, Los Angeles based Shaink says, "Being a big fan of the genre (zombie films), I'm extremely excited to have found a project that brings something new to the world, and that gives us one hell of a great ride doing so."
Variety.com berichtet über Zack Snyder's eigenes Zombie-Projekt "Army of the Dead"...
Shawn Roberts (Man of the Year) has been cast as one of the leads in George A. Romero's Diary of the Dead, which is currently filming in Toronto.
Diary of the Dead revolves around a group of film students who encounter real zombies when making a horror movie in the woods.
Roberts recently completed Doug Liman's Jumper for 20th Century Fox. He'll next be seen in Lionsgate's Skinwalkers.
Der TV-Sender RTL zeigt heute um 23.05 Uhr das "Dawn of the Dead"-Remake als deutsche Free-TV-Premiere...
Bei AICN gibt es eine Kritik zu "Night of the Living Dead 3D"
[...] I wish I could say I really loved the film. Hell, I wish I can say it was at least pretty good, but sadly, I was a little let down by it. Probably because its NOTLD and we've all seen the original and the Tom Savini version and the countless rip-offs, there's nothing new. Well, that's not true. A few things are different. Cell phones have been invented, but no one carries them. The big twist from the other versions involves the cause of the rise of the dead which is related to Sid Haig's character. I won't go into too much detail right now, I'll spoil it for those who want it spoiled later. The acting was good enough and it was competently directed. The sound design lacked something and the gunshots sounded like weak fireworks.
But. The 3D was awesome. That's what makes this film, obviously. If you get a chance to see it in 3D, I definitely recommend it. [...]
Bei AICN gibt es eine Kritik zu einem Drehbuchentwurf zu George Romero's "Diary of the Dead"
[...] The film takes place outside of the Night, Dawn, Day and Land chronology. We see the dead start to rise much like the Dawn remake. It's present day and there's no explanation. The students are shooting a Mummy film in the woods and it takes up about 3 scenes. When they pick up news reports on the radio they abandon the film and head home or back to their dorms. There's some nice jokes about slow or fast moving Mummy's during the filming scenes. One student, ambitious film-maker Jason Creed, keeps filming as a documentary much to the others disgust. The film then becomes a standard Zombie apocalypse story as the group, split and one faction make their way back to Jason's girlfriend's house. [...]
Quint und Harry von AICN diskutieren lebhaft über Romero's neues Zombie-Projekt... Die Ankündigung dazu kann bei CS! nachgelesen werden...
George A. Romero will write and direct George Romero's Diary of the Dead, which his company Romero-Grunwald Productions will produce with Artfire Films.
The storyline revolves around a group of film students who encounter real zombies when making a horror movie in the woods.
Voltage Pictures has picked up worldwide sales rights to the pic, which Artfire is fully financing. Production is slated to begin October 11 in Toronto.
Romero also is set to write and direct the thriller Solitary Isle for Ashok Amritraj's Hyde Park Entertainment. He most recently wrote and directed George A. Romero's Land of the Dead.
Blue Star Pictures and Mandalay Pictures have optioned T.S. Faull's original screenplay Living Dead Girl. Eric Tessier is attached to direct.
Faull's screenplay centers on a dead woman who rises from the grave as a zombie to track down her killer and save his latest victim. She is aided on her journey by a handsome funeral director who has a thing for dead girls and helps her stave off decomposition.
Tessier wrote and directed Alliance Atlantis Pictures 2003 horror thriller Sur le seuil (Evil Words).
Blackfilm.com weiss mehr über das kommende "Day of the Dead"-Remake...
[...] On the heels on www.bloody-disgusting.com reporting that Ving Rhames and Mira Sorvino are in "Day of the Dead", the remake of the classic horror film by George Romero, blackfilm.com has confirmed through Millennium Films that while Rhames is definitely in the film, but Sorvino is NOT, it's Mena Suvari. Besides Rhames and Suvari, the cast include Michael Welch, Annalynne McCord, Stark Sands, and Nick Cannon. Steve Miner (Halloween H20, Friday the 13th, Part 2, 3D) will direct the film. Jeffrey Reddick wrote the screenplay. In the original, Day of the Dead dealt with the zombie assault on a military establishment, satirizing the military mindset in the process. The remake could be different as "Dawn of the Dead" was a few years ago.
CS! berichtet über ein interessantes "Zombie"-Projekt...
Paramount Pictures has acquired screen rights to the Max Brooks novel "World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War." Brad Pitt's Plan B will produce.
Written by the author of the satire "The Zombie Survival Guide," Barry's follow-up sparked a bidding battle between Paramount and Pitt, with Warner Bros. and Leonardo DiCaprio's Appian Way on the other side of the table.
The book is a sober telling of the aftermath of a war fought against a legion of humans who were inflicted with a virus, died and were reanimated into flesh-eating zombies.
"World War Z" will be published in the fall by Crown.
MovieWeb berichtet über das kürzlich angekündigte Romero-Remake mit deutscher Beteiligung...
According to Variety, Lux Digital Pictures, a new German film company, is reanimating the dead in its first feature production, a 3-D remake of Night of the Living Dead, and resurrecting the possibility of private equity investment following the demise of film funds.
The Berlin-based Lux Digital partnered with the pic's producer-director Jeff Broadstreet, coming on board to completely finance Night of the Living Dead 3-D. Producers describe the film as "a homage" to George Romero's 1968 zombie classic -- a title that is in the public domain. [...]
Empire Online sprach mit Romero, u.a. über das Sequel zu "Land of the Dead"...
[...] to our surprise, the ever-affable Romero told us that a fifth Dead movie is very much on the cards.
"Now that Land of the Dead did so well in European markets and Japan, and the DVD is flying off shelves, there’s talk of a sequel," he confirmed.
We say ‘surprised’ because, last time we encountered Romero back in August, he was somewhat down after the movie hadn’t performed well at the US box office, where it had been thrown up against the likes of Batman Begins and War Of The Worlds. But since then, the movie has caught on around the world and Universal/Rogue Pictures and Atmosphere, the production company behind Land are sniffing around a follow-up.
If it happens, a new Dead movie will follow the surviving characters from Land on their journey north, and as such will mark the first time Romero has made a direct sequel to one of his zombie flicks. And this time, there won’t be a lengthy gap between films.
"Frankly, I was ok with that," because I’d much rather wait for something to happen, laughed Romero, referring to the political subtext that underpins each of his zombie movies. "If they nuke Washington, then I’ve got something. It won’t be in April but it might now be August or something. I hope to God we don’t have to do the winter again, but there’s a real buzz happening now about a sequel." [...]
Arrow in the Head berichtet über ein neues "Night of the Living Dead"-Remake...
[...] apparently, there's a second remake of NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD, and that it's already been filmed! Not only that, it's in 3-D! What the hell, indeed. Seems as though Fango once again came through with the news on this Midnight Movies Entertainment and Lux Digital Pictures flick.
Shot in and around locations in Los Angeles last summer under the direction of Jeff Broadstreet, helmer of the indie films SEXBOMB and DR. RAGE, this version uses a script by Robert Valding, which reportedly uses the original film more as a jumping-off point than 1990’s Tom Savini-directed version. "We are re-imagining Romero's film, but we are remaining faithful at the same time," explains Broadstreet. "Robert Valding wrote a very clever script, and we tried to comment on society now the way the 1968 film commented on its own time."
Okay, so who's in this update? Probably the most familiar name is Sid Haig, who you last saw as Captain Spaulding in THE DEVIL'S REJECTS, and who's also in the upcoming HOUSE OF THE DEAD 2: DEAD AIM [...]
CS! berichtet über das kommende "Day of the Dead" Remake...
Steve Miner has been set to direct Day of the Dead, the Millennium Films and Emmett/Furla Films remake of George Romero's 1985 zombie film, says Variety. Final Destination screenwriter Jeffrey Reddick is writing the script.
Romero wrote and directed the original, which follows a group of scientists and military personnel holed up in an underground bunker because the world above is overrun with zombies. The lumbering flesheaters eventually find a way in and wreak havoc on the scientists who've been experimenting on their undead brethren.
Miner has directed such films as Halloween H2O and Lake Placid.
Quint von AICN sprach mit Romero, u.a. über die "Land of the Dead" DVD-Fassung, die ca. 5 Minuten länger ist...
[...] The intention of the film is the same. The film on the unrated version is not that much longer. I mean, there's one scene that we shot, but it's a story point, not gore, which we just left out of the theatrical release because I didn't think it turned out as great as it could have.
Of course, there are two or three of Greg Nicotero's greatest hits. But mostly I think the most interesting thing about the DVD is the stuff that other people did, the extras. The SHAUN (OF THE DEAD) guys did a little piece. Leguizamo shot a little film... I hope the fans are going to check it out and dig it because I think they're really fun.
But as far as the film itself, I have to say that I think the intention of the film hasn't changed hardly at all.
I was very satisfied with the theatrical. I thought I got away with murder, man. Literally! I used a trick, I stole Kubrick's trick... You know, I shot some zombies against green screen, so I could lay 'em over the top of the gore stuff. You know, the MPAA will never say, "Cut a scene," because they don't want to be considered censors, but they will say, "Cut 8 frames out of that." So, my way of doing that was to shoot foreground to be able to lay over the top. So, a couple of those things came off on the DVD. [...]
B-D sprach mit Romero, u.a. über Sequels...
BD: Will there be a sequel to your current film, "Land of the Dead"?
GR: If I live, I hope so. I’d like to wait until something else happens in the world to generate a new idea but with things the way they are now, it could be a dirty bomb and... that’s all folks. But yes, my plan is for "Land of the Dead" to be the 4th of six films.
BD: I heard a rumor that the next film might be titled "World of the Dead". Any credence to that rumor?
GR: That has nothing to do with me, never heard of it. But if you know who IS doing such a film, have him give me a call. [...]
Bei DH gibt es eine Kritik von Garth Franklin (3/5)...
[...] At times the film actually does prove interesting and has more meat on the bone than most flash in the pan horror these days, but never is it truly compelling, scary, clever or funny. One admires Romero for trying to do something deeper than the recent "Dawn" remake, but at least that film delivered in spades in terms of entertainment and made a cliched genre feel like new again. "Land" on the other hand feels more like one of the old shuffling zombies that populates it - your eyes are glued with interest but it barely has a leg to stand on.
Bei AICN gibt es eine Kritik von Moriarty...
[...] I am deeply impressed by LAND OF THE DEAD on every level. Technically, it’s the most accomplished thing he’s ever made. It’s also the closest thing he’s ever made to a mainstream movie. Part of that is the casting, which consists of familiar faces, a marked difference from the unknowns he’s employed in the series so far. Part of that is the relatively luxurious budget, miniscule by Hollywood standards but enough to let Romero take the next step with this story. [...]
I hope this is the start of a new trilogy. I hope we’re going to see ROAD OF THE DEAD and then WORLD OF THE DEAD, or whatever the heck he’s going to call them. I hope we follow the survivors from this film as they try to find a place they can finally call home. There’s more optimism at the end of this film than I’ve ever seen in a Romero DEAD film before, but I don’t think it’s because he made the movie for the studio. I think post-9/11, Romero genuinely believes that there is hope for us, something he may not have before now. He seems to really care about these characters, even the ones who aren’t fully fleshed out. [...]
Bei AICN gibt es weitere Kritiken, u.a. von FooboyX...
[...] Tons of action. Tons of zombies. Gorgeous cinematography. Great pacing. This was (expectedly) gory, gory, gory and had some real shocks. Curiously, some of the more grisly things moments happen offscreen or in shadow (showing some unusual restraint for the Romero team). It had better characters and dialogue than I expected and in fact Romero cured some of the problems with his earlier films by employing solid actors and injecting some much needed humor into the mix. This is by no means a perfect film (Romero's style feels unpolished in places), but it's smarter, scarier, and more fun than I thought it would or should be. I had a great time. I'd give it a "B" for general audiences and an A- for zombie fans. [...]
Bei AICN gibt es eine Kritik von Quint... Auch Harry Knowles von AICN liefert seine Kritik zu Romero's LOTD...
[...] I can not wait to see this again. I’m so pleased. The gore had me flinching. The scares had me leaping And some of the imagery even made feel for the zombies, the people and the whole world we were looking at. After all, they’re all looking for a place to live, and they have it... in a horror fans dreams and nightmares.
Bravo to all involved. Starting with Romero and KNB and Nicotero - to the man-god Bernie Wrightson! Just wonderful George. Now, let’s see ROAD OF THE DEAD! Sorry if this sounds more like a jubilant meandering bit of celebration... In coming days - I'll have give the film more thought, but for now, I'm just awash with happiness. Romero did it! He really really did it! God Bless Him!
Bei TwitchFilm.net gibt es ein Bild von Simon "Shaun of the Dead" Pegg als Zombie in Romero's "Land of the Dead"... Bei B-D gibt es eine Kritik (8/10)... Und Quint von AICN sprach mit dem FX-Gott Greg Nicotero, obendrein gibt es ein paar Gore-Bilder... Obendrein gibt es bei AICN eine Kritik von Vern...
Latino Review sprach mit John Leguizamo über Romero's "Land of the Dead"... SPOILER !!!
IESB berichtet über ein mögliches Sequel zu Romero's "Land of the Dead"...
[...] According to both producers and director George Romero, a sequel to this new film will made if this film is successful. Considering that Land of the Dead cost less than 20 million to produce, DVD sales alone should guarantee a profit to the studio.
According to Romero, all other projects will have to take a backseat in the immediate future if Universal decides for an immediate follow up to Land of the Dead including his involvement in Mick Garris' Masters of Horror Anthology that is currently being filmed in Vancouver for Anchor Bay/Showtime.
The next film will be a second chapter to the story that we see in Land of the Dead, we will see the surviving characters continue their search for survival in what has become a World of the Dead. [...]
Die Offizielle Website bietet eine "Land of the Dead" Featurette !!!
Bei AICN gibt es eine weitere positive Kritik zu Romero's "Land of the Dead"...
Bei DH gibt es ein paar Szenenbilder zu Romero's "Land of the Dead"...
The Zombie Farm liefert eine Kritik zu Romero's "Land of the Dead"...
According to The Hollywood Reporter, a remake of George A. Romero’s DAY OF THE DEAD will be produced by Nu Image/Millennium Films, which will distribute the movie, in partnership with Emmett/Furla Films and Taurus Entertainment. The producers will by Avi Lerner, Randall Emmett and James Dudelson; no other talent has been attached, but it can be assumed Romero will have nothing to do with it. These guys are no strangers to reduxes; Emmett/Furla was part of the team behind the new AMITYVILLE HORROR and is currently involved with updates of THE WICKER MAN and TERROR TRAIN, while Dudelson recently directed and produced the unofficial sequel DAY OF THE DEAD 2: CONTAGIUM.
Bei mySan.de gibt es Infos zu den ersten 14 Minuten aus Romero's "Land of the Dead", die in Cannes gezeigt wurden...
[...] Es wird der Wahnsinn. Diese 14 Minuten waren schon doppelt so gut wie das neue DAWN OF THE DEAD Remake! Die Masken waren der absolute Hammer, ich habe noch nie so furchterregende Zombies gesehen. [...]
Bei GamersHell.com gibt es Infos und Screenshots zu Romero's Videospiel "City of the Dead"...
Hip Games today announced that horror icon Tom Savini, star of "From Dusk Till Dawn" and a noted horror makeup artist, will appear in City of the Dead, the first game based on the work of popular cult horror director George A. Romero and developed by Kuju Entertainment. Savini will bring his voice and likeness to William "Red" McLean, a battle-worn ex-law enforcement officer who is a survivor to the core. Savini’s character will initially provide fire support in the game then be playable, allowing gamers to experience the game through the eyes of "Red". The first build of City of the Dead will be unveiled behind closed doors next week during E3 2005 - Hip Interactive is located in the Concourse Hall at booth 5013. City of the Dead will be available for PC, PS2 and Xbox in srting 2006 [...]
Bei Nocturno.it gibt es neue Szenenbilder aus Romero's "Land of the Dead"... Ausserdem gibt es bei Nocturno.it ein Interview mit Romero und das Filmposter...
Unter LandoftheDeadMovie.net ist die Offizielle Website zu Romero's "Land of the Dead" online gegangen... Und bei Yahoo! Movies gibt es den ersten "Land of the Dead" Trailer !!!
Bei Movies Online gibt es Szenenbilder aus Romero's "Land of the Dead"...
Bei Dread Central gibt es das Teaser-Poster zu Tobe Hooper's "Zombies"...
[...] the script has changed dramatically since we first reported on it, that they’re re-shaping it in some very cool ways and hoping to bring some new blood to the world of the undead. Shooting is expected to start in June [...]
Our scoop has been confirmed over on Universal's official website that George Romero's Land of the Dead was moved up to a June 24th release from it's originally planned October 21st date (which we first rumored here along with reshoot news). In Romero's new pic, the zombies having taken over the world and those left alive are confined to a walled-in city that keeps out the corpse corps. Anarchy rules the streets, with the wealthy insulated and living in fortified skyscrapers. Drama revolves around a group of scavengers who must thwart an attempt to overthrow the city while the dead are evolving from brainless slow-moving creatures into more advanced creatures. Doom will take the place of Land on October 21st.
Brad Anderson ["The Machinist"] and Scott Kosar ["The Texas Chainsaw Massacre"] have been tapped to direct and write, respectively, Paramount's remake of "The Crazies".
The Romero-less remake, about a populace that is under threat from a secret biological weapon that has fallen into the water supply, as the result of a plane crash, is set up at Paramount-based Penn Station, says Variety. [...]
IGNFF sprach mit John Leguizamo über Romero's "Land of the Dead"... SPOILER !!!
[...] "I play a zombie killer. It's an apocalyptic world. It's very political too. It's very operatic, man. It's a very ambitious piece. It's an action movie, it's political. It's got a little bit of comic relief as well. The zombies have taken over and there's only certain patches of right wing people controlling everything... Then there's the working class people, which is me and Simon Baker coming in to try and help to get supplies from the zombies. [We are] minimum wage men. (Laughs) It's a weird thing. I've got my own hypothesis too about [the politics]. I think it all has to do with, in that situation with the war in Iraq and all that and our sense of, it lightens things up, when you can't take death so seriously, it lightens it up. It plays with that, sort of, our anxiety. I know I've got a lot of anxiety. I think it has to do with right-wing, neo-conservatives controlling things and corporate power..." [...]
Bei BD gibt es einen bebilderten Setbericht zu Romero's "Land of the Dead"...
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