Breck Eisner still set to direct
Overture Films will produce and distribute The Crazies, a remake of the 1973 George Romero film, reports Variety.
The update will be directed by Breck Eisner (interview) from a script by Ray Wright and Scott Kosar. Michael Aguilar and Dean Georgaris will produce; Romero will serve as executive producer.
Production is set to begin early next year.
The Crazies revolves around people in a small Kansas town who are beset by a virus that causes insanity and death after a mysterious toxin contaminates the local water supply.
The project was previously set up at Rogue Pictures and Paramount.