'Day of the Dead' Getting Remade Again

July 11, 2013


Cashing in on the returning popularity of zombies and sugar skull tattoos, Millennium Films and the producers of Texas Chainsaw 3D are teaming up to do yet another remake of Day of the Dead.

The original George Romero sequel followed-up on Dawn of the Dead, set in a world where zombies have pretty much taken over and humans are resigned to a scant few military enclaves. Like Shaun of the Dead or the more recent Warm Bodies, it experimented with how the undead might retain some human emotions and could be trained to live alongside humans. The film was just remade in 2008, sent straight to video on the failed experiment that Mena Suvari might similarly be trained to lead a movie alongside Nick Cannon.

The remake further updated the concept to make the zombies run around crawling on the walls, but producers reportedly promise this latest rehash will reverse that trend and "honor Romero's original vision by reviving the slow, brooding zombie that terrorized so many of our childhoods ... finding the perfect balance between nostalgia and modernity." So many some of the zombie "brooding" will be shown as sullen, ponderous Facebook posts?

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