With the tremendous box office of director Marc Forster’s World War Z still coming in and “The Walking Dead” continuing to be one of the most successful shows on television, it doesn’t look like zombies are going anywhere anytime soon. It should come as no surprise then that Deadline is reporting that one of the all-time undead classics, Day of the Dead, is planning a big screen remake.
George Romero followed his genre-defining Night of the Living Dead and Dawn of the Dead with Day of the Dead in 1985. Set in an underground military base, the film follows the zombie apocalypse from the point of view of both soldiers, scientists and a zombie test subject named Bub.
The new film arrives from Millennium Films and Taurus Entertainment with Christa Campbell and Lati Grobman producing. Both names previously served as producers on the recent Texas Chainsaw 3D.
Day of the Dead was previously remade in 2008 as a direct-to-home video effort. The producers on the new film are promising that it will attempt to honor Romero’s original and assure that the zombies will be of the slow-moving horde variety.
Production is planned for later this year with a 2014 release being targeted.