Back in October of last year we told you that George Romero’s son, Cameron was working on a Night of the Living Dead prequel, titled Origins. After a successful Indiegogo campaign, the undead are once again ready to rise, and we’ve got the latest for ya today!
From the Press Release:
Radar Pictures announced today that they are now on board to produce writer-director Cameron Romero’s ORIGINS. The film’s story is by Romero, who will also direct, with a screenplay by Romero, Darrin Reed and Bryce C. Campbell. Radar’s Ted Field (AMITYVILLE HORROR, TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE) is set to produce the high-octane genre film along with Aldo LaPietra, Bryce C. Campbell, Darrin Reed, and Romero. Executive producing for Radar is Mike Weber and Thomas van Dell. The project, which is currently out to cast, was brought into Radar by LaPietra. ORIGINS is scheduled for production later this year.
At the height of the Cold War when the world held its breath and America was at war with itself, one scientist tried to give the world its best hope for survival. Instead, he unleashed its worst nightmare.
“I have been a longtime fan of NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD. I have tremendous belief in Cameron,” said Field.
“ORIGINS is a great opportunity for me to continue the family tradition of creating haunting and ever-evolving depictions of the undead, and a great opportunity for Romero fans to see a story of zombie inception never portrayed before,” said Romero.
Currently, Reed has LILA & EVE world premiering at Sundance this year on Friday, January 30th. The film has an all-star cast, which includes Jennifer Lopez and Viola Davis.
This marks another return to the horror genre for Radar, who had great success with the TEXAS CHAINSAW and AMITYVILE HORROR reboots and is currently in post on UNDER THE BED from BLAIR WITCH director Dan Myrick.