I thought Lake Placid was crap but much to my surprise Steve Miner turned out a good fright flick with Halloween H20 and he is now heading back to sacred ground as he has just been tapped by Millennium and Emmett/Furla Films to remake George Romero’s 1985 zombie feature Day of the Dead.
In 2004 Zach Snyder tackled Romero’s Dawn of the Dead and pleased a lot of horror fans so Miner does have some work to do, but I wish him all the luck in the world. Zombie-like features have dominated the multi-plex lately with such films as 28 Days Later, Doom, Resident Evil: Apocalypse, Dawn of the Dead and Romero’s Land of the Dead. Zombies have even managed a cross-over to television as ABC’s “Alias” has tapped into the genre. So to make it fresh will be quite a task.
Romero’s original film followed a group of scientists and military personnel holed up in an underground bunker because the world above is overrun with zombies. The lumbering flesheaters eventually find a way in and wreak havoc on the scientists who’ve been experimenting on their undead brethren.