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Romero Captains "Dark Water" Follow-up, "Solitary Isle"

George RomeroAccording to The Hollywood Reporter, horror master George A. Romero has signed to write and direct the thriller "Solitary Isle" for Ashok Amritraj's Hyde Park Entertainment and Kadokawa Pictures.

The film, based on a short story by Japanese writer Koji Suzuki ("The Ring," "Dark Water"), chronicles an expedition to a deserted island that turns deadly as the explorers face an unknown force. 

The short story is part of a collection of stories from the "Dark Water" book written by Suzuki that was first published in 1996 and released as an English translation in 2004.  The both the Japanese film and the US remake "Dark Water" were based on the first story of the collection called "Floating Water."

"Solitary Isle" marks the first project in a 50-50 joint venture between production companies Hyde Park and Kadokawa in which they will co-finance horror-thriller films in the under-$25 million range.

Romero, who's name will always be synonymous with zombie films, most recently wrote and directed last year's "Land of the Dead" and is set to direct "From A Buick 8," the film adaptation of the Stephen King novel.

I don't know about you, but as long as Romero is directing, I'm buying a ticket.  Something that's based on the Suzuki stories AND directed by Romero?  I'll even go opening night.  -- Shannon Nolley

Posted by Shannon on August 7, 2006 6:06 PM
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