Well, it looks like the Day of the Dead remake may finally be coming to fruition. First announced this past July, Millennium Films is reportedly developing a big screen remake of 1985 Dawn of the Dead follow-up.
Mark Tonderai, the director behind the psychological thriller House at the End of the Street will both direct and will draft the screenplay for a modern-day retelling of the George Romero-directed cult zombie film.
The great Romero Dead Trilogy started in 1968 with Night of the Living Dead. Dawn of the Dead, made ten years later, picks up where Night left off.
The new version of Day, being scripted by Tonderai, along with Lars Jacobson (Baby Blues) will take place, ‘years after the zombie plague has wiped out most of Earth’s population, a group of scientists and survivors attempt to find a cure, and instead open Pandora’s box.’
Christa Campbell and Lati Grobman (Texas Chainsaw 3D), the producers on the new film are promising that it will attempt to honor Romero’s original and assure that the zombies will be of the slow-moving horde variety and will have no relation to the 2008 DTV Day of the Dead remake directed by Steve Miner and starring Mena Suvari.
Millennium is targeting a summer 2014 release date, assuming all the right pieces fall into place.
Check out the trailer for the 1985 original below and stay tuned.