More Cast, Full Plot for Romero’s New Dead

George Romero's new zombie film casts upThough we all know Romero is prepping another zombie opus up in Canada as we speak, and some casting has been done for it in the last couple of weeks, the rest of the details have been pretty vague. A story in Variety today may clear it up a bit.

First and foremost, the plot involves inhabitants of an isolated island off the North American coast who find their relatives rising from the dead to eat their kin. The leaders of the island feud over whether or not to kill their reanimated relatives or preserve them in hopes of finding a cure.

Next, more cast. The other day Alan Van Sprang was announced, which the trade confirmed along with Kenneth Welsh (The Fog, The Covenant), Kathleen Munroe (Eternal) , Devon Bostick (Godsend, Saw IV), Richard Fitzpatrick (Jill Rips, Boondock Saints), Stefano Colacitti and Athena Karkanis (Saw IV).

Shooting on the still-untitled zombie film (they’re playing with Island of the Dead, which makes sense) started in Ontario this week. AICN has a scene description and some pretty bad set pics from a local spy, so be sure to check it out for the first of many, many spy pieces I’m sure we’ll be hearing about from the new movie.

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  • The Unknown Murderer

    They debate as to whether they should preserve their relatives in the hopes that there may be a cure? This could get ugly…

    Also glad to see he’s signing some actors to the film. Not sure about the resume of the cast in Diary, but most of them were lacking and it really brought the film down.

  • Terminal

    Sounds great. Can’t wait.

  • Gus Bjork

    I’ve been waiting to hear where this was going and can’t help but feel a little let down by that plot. It seems to be the same old thing. Granted, built over the plot there might be some great things so I’ll stay hopeful.

    • Chainsaw

      Considering how Diary Of The Dead came out, I’m kind of glad they’re doing this instead. It sounds like George is going to deal more with the personal loss and grief angle in this one.