Exclusive: Romero Talks Diary 2!

Diary of the Dead 2 update!So as you all probably know by now, George Romero’s latest fan-dividing zombie film, Diary of the Dead, is finally coming to DVD on May 20th (get it here). To celebrate and help spread the word, our own Uncle Creepy sat down with Mr. Romero for a cool, very relaxed interview that you should give a listen to “>right here.

During the course of the chat, the subject of Diary of the Dead 2 came up, and Romero had some good news for fans who are itching to see more. ”There’s been a helluva lot of talk about it, and there’s even been money raised, but I have not yet gotten the call that says we’re shooting in, say, July,” the zombie master told us. “I’ve written the first draft of the script, [producer Peter [Grunwald]’s coming up here next week and we’re going to sand it down and refine it, so we’ll be ready. Then it’s just a matter of someone saying ‘yeah, do it’.”

As is always the case with a Romero movie, it’s another waiting game, but generally when someone does make that “yeah, let’s do it” phone call, he’s behind the camera in no time.

He also revealed a bit about what we can expect from Diary of the Dead 2 if and when it happens. ”Actually a thing that I love, and it might be more fan pleasing, but it’s not subjective camera,” he revealed. ”I’m using a couple of the big characters but not the ones you would expect. I’m starting with the girl that took off…” So at least we know it won’t be another “found footage” movie, but one has to wonder where he’ll go with the message this time, or if maybe he’ll just make a movie about zombie carnage.

Obviously we’ll let you know the instant anything is solidified, but for now be sure to listen to the entire “>George Romero interview to learn way more about the man than you ever thought possible!

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  • Terminal

    Didn’t “Diary” have those? I’m not sure what that means.

  • Uncle Creepy

    George also let me know that there will be a lot of DAWN type moments in the sequel. Hell yeah.

  • Terminal

    “Diary” was so fucking brilliant. I absolutely loved it. So I think he can do a sequel to “Diary” with pure ease.

    And Butane, Romero can’t NOT do a zombie movie without a message.

    The idea for the sequel sounds good.

  • Sirand

    I agree. I think time will be kind to Diary.

  • mansuave

    DIARY was damned good, and I’d be a bit disappointed to see Romero do a direct sequel. I like that each DEAD film has been a snapshot rather than part of a continuing series.

    And George makes a really good point: everyone hated DAY when it came out. DIARY’s gotten much better critical reception, but I think the fans will come around. There’s a hell of a lot to like about DIARY.

  • Chainsaw

    He can only go up from Diary…I hope.