Ever since Deadline published the news that Johnathon Schaech has been cast in a “new” version of Day of the Dead, questions have been swirling. Simply put, given the film’s description, it doesn’t sound very much like Romero’s Day of the Dead at all. So, is it a remake? Is it something altogether different?
We reached out to the powers-that-be, who have assured us that the film is indeed a “remake/reboot,” so that’s exactly what we’re going to keep calling it. Also reported by Deadline was the tidbit that the film was written by Jeffrey Reddick. This news is false. Hector Hernandez Vicens’ (The Corpse of Anna Fritz), who is directing, wrote the script, which is currently being worked on by several writers, none of which are Reddick.
The post-apocalyptic tale follows a former medical student tormented by a dark figure from her past, who happens to be a half-human, half-zombie hell-bent on destroying her.
The remake comes courtesy of Millennium Films and Campbell Grobman Films. Avi Lerner, Boaz Davidson, and James Dudelson produce.