George Romero's Final Zombie Movie Twilight Of The Dead Moving Forward
The godfather of the modern zombie has one more movie coming out.
Although George A. Romero passed away in 2017, his final zombie movie Twilight of the Dead is in the works, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Romero's wife, Suzanne Romero, has been working with screenwriters to complete the final movie Romero had been working on up until his death.
Romero wrote the treatment for Twilight of the Dead with Paolo Zelati, who got permission from Suzanne Romero to continue working on the project. Zelati has now brought on Joe Knetter (Blind) and Robert L. Lucas (One for the Fire: The Legacy of Night of the Living Dead) to help write.
"I gave him my full blessing as long as I could be there every step of the way for it to remain true to George's vision," Suzanne Romero said. "We had a solid treatment and the beginning of the script. I can 100 percent say that George would be incredibly happy to see this continue. He wanted this to be his final stamp on the zombie genre."
Twilight of the Dead will continue in the zombie-infested world created by Romero with 1968's Night of the Living Dead. The official logline reads: "The story is set in a decimated world. Life has all but disappeared. But there still may be hope for humanity."
According to Zelati, it furthers the idea of an intelligent zombie, which we saw in 2005's Land of the Dead, asking the question, "Where do the zombies go at the end?"
After Land of the Dead, Romero directed two more films set in that universe. First was 2007's Diary of the Dead--a movie about people filming a horror movie that becomes infested with very real zombies. This was followed by 2009's Survival of the Dead, which took place on an island off of Delaware where two feuding families deal with a zombie infestation.
"It is no secret that Diary and Survival were not the way he envisioned the series ending and George knew it very well," Zelati told THR. "Twilight of the Dead was his goodbye to the genre he created and wanted to go out with a powerful film."
At the time of this writing, there is no release date for Twilight of the Dead.
The next major zombie movie is coming to the small screen. Zack Snyder--who directed the well-received 2004 remake of Romero's Dawn of the Dead--has a follow-up to his zombie flick titled Army of the Dead, coming to Netflix on May 21. There's more than just undead humans to be afraid of with this movie, as the latest trailer showed off a zombie tiger.
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