USA Today has got a report on George A. Romero’s latest zombie film, currently lensing in Toronto. The article reveals some details about the new film, originally thought to be a sequel to DIARY OF THE DEAD but now it’s own entity.
"It’s about tribalism," says Romero about the story that unfolds on a small island a couple of weeks after the original outbreak in 1968’s Night of the Living Dead. "There are two factions. It’s the idea that even when faced with a crisis, tribal concerns about power control people’s motives."
One side wants to kill off zombified loved ones before cannibalistic urges strike. The other would rather wait to see if there is a cure for such cravings. "They want to leave Grandma in the rocking chair for a while longer," he says. "It’s not a good idea."
A few characters are reprised from 2007’s Diary of the Dead. "Diary was like Night. It had a brooding personality," he says. This one is more like 1978’s Dawn of the Dead, "with a lot of action."
Read more about the new Romero DEAD film (rumored to have the working title of "ISLAND OF THE DEAD") at THIS link. And check out the first zombie pic below!