Day of the Dead gets another remake

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Day of the Dead has one of the most interesting trajectories in the Zombie Canon. The original 1985 film from George Romero didn’t exactly set box offices afire, and the 2005 sequel in name only Day of the Dead 2: Contagium is one of the least fondly remembered horror films in history. That was briefly challenged by the 2008 remake of Day of the Dead, which took the name and nothing else for it’s ridiculous story starring Nick Cannon and Mena Suvari (and Ving Rhames, who sadly was not playing the brother of his Dawn of the Dead remake character!) There is also a comic prequel, which is the only media related to Day of the Dead I’ve heard people say good things about besides the original film.

But 2008 was so long ago, it’s time to revisit the story of Day of the Dead, or at least make more sweet sweet $$$$ off of the name recognition now that World War Z somehow didn’t bomb. Enter the producers of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D, Lati Grobman and Christa Campbell, who are out to proof that they are the new faces of horror. Thus they want to create a film that is more like the original and less like World War Z. Which is an odd comparison to make, but okay, sure, whatever. Christa Campbell was even in the 2008 remake of Day of the Dead. Because this can’t get any weirder. Luckily, they are keeping the budget at $10-20 million, which should be enough to get a return even if it does terrible.

Forget that, I’ll just eat some Zombie Star Trek Captain Cookies.

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Written by Tars Tarkas

Tars Tarkas

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