New Chainsaw Producers Looking to Remake Romero’s Day of the Dead

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New Chainsaw Producers Looking to Remake Romero's Day of the Dead - Christa Campbell and Lati GrobmanThe George A. Romero classic Day of the Dead has already been remade shoddily, and it’s even been given a sequel so bad words escape me at the moment. Now two of Texas Chainsaw 3D‘s producers, Christa Campbell and Lati Grobman, are looking to give it another go.

The LA Times reports that Grobman and Campbell have acquired the rights from James and Robert Dudelson, whose Taurus Entertainment produce the 2008 Day of the Dead with Mena Suvari and Nick Cannon. Grobman and Campbell said their company, Campbell Grobman Films, is now holding meetings with screenwriters about the best way to adapt the 1985 original about a group of military personnel and scientists hiding from the undead in a bunker.

The producers said they expected the remake, a collaboration with Millennium Films, to have a budget of between $10 million and $20 million and be in theaters next year.

Zombie movies are really popular right now, and we feel we could do this right,” said Campbell, a former genre movie actress who is currently producing the Kate Beckinsale psychological thriller Eliza Graves. Grobman said she and Campbell wanted to prove that Texas Chainsaw 3D was not a fluke. “Everybody in town was claiming they were behind its success,” she said. “We wanted to show that we didn’t just get lucky. It was a very calculated production.

The two said they had very few specific ideas about their Day of the Dead remake except that it would try to honor Romero’s original. “We want to keep it as close to the Romero version as possible,” Campbell said, “to make sure that his fans are happy. These are not going to be zombies climbing walls and doing back flips like in ‘World War Z.’

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  • Screamz

    You know what they say, “If you don’t succeed try, try again…and again…and again…” Eventually we’ll get another good Day of the Dead, right? Right…?

  • Shambling_in_Bandages

    “Grobman said she and Campbell wanted to prove that Texas Chainsaw 3D was not a fluke.”

    She says that as if she thinks TC3D is a good movie. Huh?

    • Terminal

      It did well box office wise. And I thought it blew the Platinum Dumbs treatments out of the water.

      • Shambling_in_Bandages

        Nah, the only thing it really had going for it was Alexandra Daddario’s body. The storyline, acting and effects work were mostly sub-par.

        • Terminal

          DIsagree. Save for the plot holes, it was superior in every way.

  • nazo

    I don’t know what all of you are complaining about, I can’t wait for the scene in which the lead character decides to join her zombie cousin to kill all the military men mistreating the zombies, a turn of events the last remaining survivor is completely cool with..

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  • kiddcapone

    This is the equivalent of remaking The Dead Hate the Living. In this recent era of zombie epidemics played out on a grand stage, why the fuck would anyone want to make a cheap simplistic movie about a bunch of stereotypical cartoonish asshole bad actors yelling at each other for 2 straight hours stuck in a dark underground bunker?

  • Chernobyl Kinsman

    I doubt they’ll have anything as awesome/horrible as the death of Rhodes. Still one of the nastiest things I have seen in a zombie film.

  • frank_dracman

    Wait. Who the FUCK said Texas 3D was a success?! Jesus. I’ll be over here with LSD banging my head…

  • Jinx

    Wanna make Romero’s fans happy? Maybe don’t remake his films?


    Another heartless and Brainless attempt to cash in on the current Zombie craze, DOD doesnt need a remake Bub says F this movie!!!I want to see a Walking Dead prequel on the big screen ,now that I can get behind make it happen!!! Chainsaw 3D blew too…

  • Diavolo

    Why not try coming up with a completely original story for a change?
    In the meantime…
    Choke on ’em.

  • Terminal

    “to make sure that his fans are happy. These are not going to be zombies climbing walls and doing back flips like in ‘World War Z.'”

    I hope the fuck not.

  • theGoldenSimatar

    Well, you know it cannot be worse than the Steve Miner film.

    • Diavolo

      An actual zombie apocalypse wouldn’t be as bad as watching that film.

      • theGoldenSimatar

        sadly i admit i spent money picking up the 3D Bluray…my eyes have never been so abused. i rather sit through all five twilights back to back tied to a chair and my eyelids pried open. it’d be less painful than 5 minutes of the worst conversion ever made of one of the worst films ever made.

        • Rob

          It’s all about vegetarian zombies.

          • Terminal

            His name was Bud not Bub, just to let viewers know he was friendly. That’s genius writing right there.

  • LSD Zombie

    Excuse me while I go and bash my head against the wall. When will it fucking end…….