George Romero New Script


In some news that, hopefully, lightens the crippling burden of the post before this one, George A. Romero (director of genre classics such as Night Of The Living Dead, Dawn Of The Dead, Day Of The Dead, Martin – really, if you don’t know who I’m talking about, quit reading this and go watch some – all – of the films I mentioned above) has completed the script for a new zombie film. That’s right, the master of zombie disaster is back (we can all forget about Diary Of The Dead and Survival Of The Dead, right? Right!). Unlike his former work within (and creating) the zombie sub-genre, however, this new screenplay is an adaptation of Steven C. Schlozman’s zombie novel, The Zombie Autopsies.

Here is a synopsis for the book:

As the walking dead rises up throughout the world, a few brave doctors attempt to find a cure by applying forensic techniques to captured zombies. Based on the research of renowned zombie expert Dr. Stanley Blum, performed at a remote island where a crack medical team has been sent to explore a radical theory that may lead to a cure for the epidemic, THE ZOMBIE AUTOPSIES documents for the first time the unique biology of zombie organisms. Twenty-five detailed drawings of the internal organs of actual zombies provide an accurate anatomy of these horrifying creatures, including zombie brains, hearts, lungs, skin, and the digestive system, while Dr. Blum’s notes reveal shocking insights into how they function, even as Blum and his staff themselves begin to succumb to the plague. No one knows the ultimate fate of Dr. Blum or his researchers, but now that his notebook, THE ZOMBIE AUTOPSIES, has been made available to the UN, the World Health Organization, and the general public, his scientific discoveries may provide the last hope for humans on earth!

Romero has adapted other works before (E.A. Poe with Dario Argento, for example), but never with zombies. It’ll be interesting to see where he takes it. Fingers crossed, boils ‘n ghouls, that it’ll be a refreshing change from his last two zombie films.

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