While attending the press junket today for the legendary George A. Romero’s latest movie, Survival of the Dead, Dread Central had the opportunity to speak with the Godfather of the modern zombie film about what the future holds for the writer/director now that Survival is set to be unleashed in theaters on May 28th.
“If Survival does well, then my plan for the series is to make two more Dead movies to finish out the story we started with Diary,” explained Romero. “After all these years, I still really love filmmaking. If we get the go-ahead, then I would like to take minor characters from Diary that go off on their own adventures for the next two. Then I would finally have this small set of films that are connected, and that’s something I’ve never been able to do before.”
“Because the first four Dead films are individually controlled by someone else, I’ve never been able to get cooperation from anyone to do work with those characters again. I would have loved to see Bub (Day of the Dead) before he died, but I’ve never been able to do that. So now we can because we’re working on our own terms,” Romero added.
It’s not just zombies in Romero’s future either. He and producing partner Peter Grunwald are currently developing a few other projects as well.
Romero said, “Peter and I are working on two other film projects right now, including a horror film that is not about zombies, and another small, personal film I’d like to make myself that is not horror at all. With all this freedom we’ve gained since Diary, I sort of feel like I have a steady job for the first time in my career, which is pretty funny when you really think about it.”
We’ll have more in-depth coverage from the junket soon so keep it here.
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