George Romero’s Final “Living Dead” Film Will be Directed by Brad Anderson
The father of the zombie movie’s final film will finally see the light of day (and the dark of night).
George Romero’s Twilight of the Dead will be directed by Brad Anderson and produced by multi-platform company Roundtable Entertainment, The Hollywood Reporter scoops. Roundtable had recently announced a partnership with the Romero estate to get the master’s final film to the big screen. Production is expected to begin later this year.
Twighlight of the Dead will be the seventh and final installment of Romero’s Living Dead franchise, which began with his iconic 1968 film Night of the Living Dead. The last film Romero directed in the franchise was 2009’s Survival of the Dead. Each film is mainly centered on various groups of people trying to survive the zombie apocalypse, a mutating, evolving catastrophe.
Romero and Paolo Zelati wrote the treatment for Twilight of the Dead, and the script was penned by Robert Lucas, Joe Knetter, and Zelati.
“George Romero’s 1968 classic Night of the Living Dead may have been the first real horror movie I ever saw, and its shock value, its keen social relevance, and even the means by which it was made were all hugely inspirational to me,” Anderson told The Hollywood Reporter. “This too is a zombie movie in which limbs fly and heads roll, but one that is also about social transformation, one that asks the question: What is it to be human? It is also a horror movie with “heart” and, dare I say, hope.”
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Featured image: A line of undead ‘zombies’ walk through a field in the night in a still from the film, ‘Night Of The Living Dead,’ directed by George Romero, 1968. (Photo by Pictorial Parade/Getty Images)