The Undead News Thread (20090712.02)

...of the Dead

"On a small island off North America's coast, the dead rise to menace the living. Yet...the islanders can't bring themselves to exterminate their loved ones, despite the growing danger from those they once held dear. A rebel among them hunts down all the zombies he can find, only to be banished from the island for assassinating his neighbors and friends. On the mainland, bent on revenge, he encounters a small band of survivors in search of an oasis on which to build a new life. Barely surviving an attack from a mass of ravenous flesh-eaters. They commandeer a zombie-infested ferry and sail to the island. There, to their horror, they discover that the locals have chained the dead inside their homes, pretending to live 'normal' lives...with bloody consequences. What ensues is a desperate struggle for survival and the answer to a question never posed in Romero's Dead films: Can the living ever live in peace with the dead?"

Starring Alan Van Sprang, Kenneth Welsh, Kathleen Munroe, Devon Bostick, Richard Fitzpatrick, Stefano Colacitti, and Athena Karkanis, the film was written and directed by Romero, and ...of the Dead is the follow-up to Romero's Diary of the Dead. This will mark his sixth installment in his Dead series, and looks to follow in Diary's footsteps, with a low budget and thick social commentary. Either the title is yet to be filled in, so to speak, or Romero is opting for his well-voiced distaste for Hollywood's constant, blatant rip-offs of his titles, and simply leaving it as "...of the Dead." The movie has since finished filming in Toronto (back in January), and while it's in post-production, we should start seeing more press concerning the film. There was originally a leaked teaser trailer, but has since be taken down. So since I can't post the trailer, here's a very cool interview with George Romero from BBC's Forbidden series.

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