Holy crap, remember Diamond Dead? This was supposed to be Romero’s return to zombie heaven before Universal swooped in and confused matters with Land of the Dead. Romero worked on it for years but if memory serves had to choose between going forward with Land or Diamond and (unfortunately, some say) chose the former.
Cinematical talked to the zombie master just the other day, though, and he delivered the good news that Diamond Dead is, pardon the pun, alive and kicking once again! ”I got a phone call two days ago, before I came here, from the producer saying ‘We’re back!'” Romero told the site. Since the budget is being put together as we speak, nothing further is known, but it’s pretty cool nonetheless!
For those who have forgotten, Diamond Dead is the story of a female singer who tries to join an up-and-coming garage band, only to be the cause of their death. She makes a deal with Death himself to bring them back as a zombie rock band, and they all become immediately famous.
The official Diamond Dead site seems to have transformed into the site for Cameron Romero’s multimedia company, but we’ll keep an eye on it since you never know when it might come back to life, as it were.
Make rock with the dead in the Dread Central forums!