Christa Campbell to Produce Remake of Romero’s ‘Day of the Dead’


Scream queen Christa Campbell and producing partner Lati Grobman are teaming up with Millennium Films and Taurus Entertainment to remake George A. Romero’s Day of the Dead, a 1985 sequel to Romero’s Dawn of the Dead that finds the U.S. military attempting to gain control after a zombie apocalypse.

Grobman tells Deadline:

Our Day of the Dead will honor Romero’s original vision by reviving the slow, brooding zombie that terrorized so many of our childhoods.

The trend of the fast, agile, ‘sprinting’ zombie creates a lot of great jump-out-of-your-seat moments, but it doesn’t compare to the psychological fear and tension that builds when going up against Romero’s original undead army.

Our goal is to reset the genre by finding the perfect balance between nostalgia and modernity, all while crafting a story that has both heart and brains — literally.

The remake is budgeted at $10-$20 million and is slated to go into production in winter for a 2014 release. Campbell and Grobman produced this year’s Texas Chainsaw 3-D, a sequel to The Texas Chainsaw Massacre that picks up decades after the events of the 1974 Tobe Hooper classic.

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