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Clarification of the Dead

Clarification of the Dead...!Over the weekend, we did a story linking back to an article in USA Today about Romero’s new Dead film, which is wrapping up shooting in Toronto in the next few days. A line from said article stated that characters from both Land and Diary of the Dead would be returning in the new movie, which seems to have got some fans in a tizzy already.

Luckily a trusted source very close to the production dropped us a line with clarification. Dig: ”While there are actors from Land of the Dead and Diary of the Dead in this film, they are not necessarily playing the same characters,” they assure us. ”Many early concepts for this film included characters from Diary, but that changed by the time shooting came about. And there are certainly no characters from Land of the Dead making a return appearance. You could make a case that one particular character from this new film was seen in Diary briefly, but the script has now left that open to interpretation.”

So that should calm everyone who’s afraid Romero might be looking to make the new film a Dead survivors’ reunion. It will still be a stand-alone film in the Dead cannon with its own story and its own characters.

Our source also let us know that, despite what the IMDB may tell us, there is still no official title for the sixth Dead film; they’re still shooting under Blank of the Dead and will likely not settle on a title until after shooting wraps. When they do, though, you’ll definitely be hearing about it here!

Johnny Butane

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  • MidnightTide

    So the shooting for this film has already been completed?

  • Blockbuster

    I’m only going to say this:
    Diary was awesome. Better than Land. That’s all.

  • kiddcapone

    George Romero reminds me of the old guy, I think his name was Eddie Bracken, from a Tales from the Darkside episode called A Case of The Stubborns. It was about some old bastard who died in his sleep but was too stubborn to admit he croaked. It wasn’t until he sneezed and blew off his nose into a hanky that he finally realized that he was in deed dead.

    Talk about beating a dead horse. How many more of these films can Romero milk out before he finally realizes his career died 2 decades ago.

    It’s a shame when people can remake your own film and make it better than anything you’ve done in 20 years. The Dawn remake was 1000x better than Land and Diary combined. Diary was pure garbage. So bad it’s MST3K worthy (if they were still on the air).

  • DavidFullam

    I want Don’t Mess with Texas Girl and her boobies to be back!

    • G.D.

      Me too, as long as she’s had her larynx ripped out and can’t talk…