George A. Romero has finally filled in the blank at the beginning of the title of his latest zombie-filled tale of corpses and carnage. … of the Dead is now being called Survival of the Dead, and it will be playing at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival.
From the press release
Legendary filmmaker George A. Romero ended the chorus of fan speculation today by announcing the title of his latest film, GEORGE A. ROMERO’S SURVIVAL OF THE DEAD, which he had jokingly been calling ’BLANK’ OF THE DEAD since production began late last year.
The film will premiere at the prestigious 2009 Toronto International Film Festival as part of the celebrated “Midnight Madness” series, spotlighting the ten best new horror movies from around the world.
“We’re overjoyed to welcome George back into the dark hallowed halls of Midnight Madness,” says International Programmer Colin Geddes. “And on a personal note, it’s a thrill for my inner ten-year-old, who rolled pennies to buy a VHS copy of NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD.
GEORGE A. ROMERO’S SURVIVAL OF THE DEAD follows a war-weary band of soldiers who are lured to a remote island that promises to be the last paradise on earth, only to discover that even here there is no escape from the appetites of either the living or the dead.
Says Romero, “We’re in the final stages of post-production, and it’s great to come up for air and find out the film’s been chosen to appear at the Festival. It’s just a terrific honor.”
Since virtually inventing the modern horror movie with 1968’s groundbreaking NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD, Romero remains in the forefront of horror filmmakers, redefining the expectations and boundaries of the genre with each new release.
Following the critical and financial success of 2007’s DIARY OF THE DEAD, Romero continues to branch out in startling new directions with GEORGE A. ROMERO’S SURVIVAL OF THE DEAD, a film unlike any he has done before.
Artfire Films and Romero-Grunwald Productions present “GEORGE A. ROMERO’S SURVIVAL OF THE DEAD”. A film by George A. Romero. Producer: Paula Devonshire. Executive Producers: Peter Grunwald, Art Spigel, Dan Fireman, Ara Katz, Michael Doherty, DJ Carson, Bryan Gliserman. Director of Photography: Adam Swica. Editor: Michael Doherty. Production Designer: Arv Greywal. Costume Designer: Alex Kavanagh. Composer: Robert Carli. Featuring: Alan Van Sprang, Kenneth Welsh, Devon Bostick, Kathleen Munroe, Richard Fitzpatrick. U.S. Sales: Cinetic. Foreign Sales: Voltage.
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