First Info – George Cameron Romero’s Rise of the Living Dead

We’re all still reeling from the passing of George A. Romero, but his son, George Cameron Romero, is looking to follow in his father’s footsteps with Rise of the Dead. The word broke late last night on Facebook in a heartfelt post, but we’ve got the main info for you right here.

From George Cameron Romero’s Facebook Page:
This may be the coolest announcement I’ve made… ever. The best part is that this is only PART 1!

Many of you know that I have been working to tell a story for many years… My dad read the script and called it “genius” (I’m not saying that from pride, it’s an actual quote and I have the email to prove it! :)) Many have approached me about making this film and I’ve said no to many because even though I’m not a “precious” artist, this one is special… this one is mine… this one… is my love letter to my dad… to his work… to the fact that he was once called the most dangerous filmmaker alive… to the fact that society in 1968 wanted to shut him up as much as they wanted to celebrate him…

This one…

This one is the prelude to “Night,” the film that created the pop culture phenomenon that has inspired thousands of filmmakers from backyard auteurs to $180M features to the single longest running and most successful show in the history of television…

This one has been a long time coming…

Those of you who have known about it for a long time and even helped support an indiegogo campaign a few years back to help me develop it to this point, know this project by its codename: “ORIGINS.”

It is with absolute great joy that I would like to present to you all very late this Halloween night, the announcement for this project’s official title. Shane Hurlbut Asc and I spoke last week and he has expressed to me that he as excited as I am to shoot this film with me.

Robert Kurtzman has expressed his excitement to deliver something y’all ain’t never seen before with this one.

And it is my absolute promise to you all that this film will be everything it needs to be… it will be unapologetic… it will be the…

rise of the living dead - First Info - George Cameron Romero's Rise of the Living Dead

Written by Steve Barton

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