Famed director George A. Romero, the man behind Night of the Living Dead, may have passed away last year, but his contribution to zombie lore is not over yet. The book he was in the process of writing before his death will be finished by The Shape of Water's novel co-writer Daniel Kraus.
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The horror world lost its zombie godfather earlier this year when George A. Romero left this mortal coil. But his influence continues to be felt every time the undead roam in search of tasty brains -- which they will certainly do in Day of the Dead: Bloodline, a "reimagining" of Romero's classic 1985 film, which just dropped its red-band trailer.
George A. Romero, director of the legendary Night of the Living Dead, the equally legendary Dawn of the Dead, the not legendary but still good Day of the Dead, and countless other zombie entertainment, is trying something different. Very different. So different it's a movie where zombies race cars to entertain rich people.
Back in 1998, Capcom hired George A. Romero to direct a Japanese commercial for Resident Evil 2. The results were so impressive that Sony wanted to hire the zombie-movie pioneer to direct a big-screen adaptation of the hit video game. A logical pairing, yeah? Well, it didn't quite work out that way.
In 1990, George A. Romero and Dario Argento released Two Evil Eyes, an adaptation of two Edgar Allan Poe stories. In the classic Poe tradition, both tales are about people who do terrible things, and suffer hideous consequences. In the hands of two of horror's greatest filmmakers, they become downright terrifying.