In an article with Cinematical.com, George Romero confirmed that his passion project; a horror/comedy titled DIAMOND DEAD is back on track as funding has officially fallen into place. The film is about "a rock band called DIAMOND DEAD whose members are all zombies and whose hot babe manager tries to use her media wiles to take them to the top despite their rather unappealing habits, like eating brains". Read on for more info on the project, and also some interesting words about DIARY OF THE DEAD 2 from last week’s New York Q & A.
On DIAMOND DEAD‘s story: "The film is a horror-comedy about a rock band called Diamond Dead whose members are all zombies and whose hot babe manager tries to use her media wiles to take them to the top despite their rather unappealing habits, like eating brains and stuff. It takes swipes at the media, Christian fundamentalists who hate the band, and various other Romero-style targets."
Ah, so the usual in-your-face commentary is present.
The article also states that George would love to do a DIARY OF THE DEAD 2, "I wish I could have gone further with it. If there is a possibility of a sequel, I’d actually love to do it, cause there’s a hell of a lot more. I’d love to go further with that theme."
However, at the Q & A that followed that DIARY screening here in NY, George confessed he doesn’t have a concrete idea for DIARY 2 yet. Paraphrasing here, but he said something like… "There was an idea I was playing around with but that ended up on the internet, so I probably won’t do that (version)."