Tuesday, 10 May 2016
Day of the Dead remake gets a director
The upcoming remake of the George Romero classic "Day of the Dead" has now gained a director in the form of Hector Hernandez Vicens (The Corpse of Anna Fritz). Although there was a straight-to-dvd remake in 2008, this bore little resemblance to the original film and is best forgotten. With Night and Dawn having been remade very successfully by Tom Savini and Zack Snyder respectively, Day remains the only original instalment of the trilogy of the dead not to be properly updated for modern audiences.
The official synopsis refers to the protagonist being stalked by a "half-human, half-zombie". Could this be a version of the classic Bub character from the original? (pictured above) aka the thinking man's zombie. The movie will be shopped around at the Cannes festival with filming scheduled to begin soon.
What do you think of another Romero remake? Are you a fan of the other remakes?