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Romero Raises "Diary of the Dead"

George RomeroAccording to Variety, zombie lord and master George A. Romero will write and direct "George Romero's Diary of the Dead," which his shingle Romero-Grunwald Productions will produce.

Apparently mixing elements of "The Blair Witch Project" and the long-running "Dead" series ("Night," "Dawn," "Day" and "Land"), the film will follow a group of college students who stumble upon a real zombie uprising while shooting a horror movie in the woods. When the onslaught(er) begins, they seize the moment - as any good film student in a horror movie would, capturing the undead in a "cinema verite" style that causes more than the usual production "headaches."

According the The Hollywood Reporter, after going more than two decades without making an independently financed zombie film, Romero told his production partner Peter Grunwald he was frustrated working within the system. "I was trying to convince Peter we could just run off and do it ourselves," he said.

It looks like they've done just that - with the help of Artfire Films which will co-produce.

Romero is also set to write and direct the thriller "Solitary Isle," a follow up to Koji Suzuki's "Dark Water" tale. Most recently, he wrote and directed last year's "Land of the Dead," the latest installment in the "Dead" series.

Production for "Diary" is slated to begin Oct. 11 in Toronto. -- Shannon Nolley

Posted by Shannon on August 25, 2006 8:25 AM
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The Zombie Diaries is a film very similar to the one Romero's making. It has been two years in the making, directed by Mike Bartlett and Kevin Gates and will be screened on 28th October 2006.

Have a peek at the trailer on the website!

-- Posted by: Sophia Ellis at September 1, 2006 10:39 AM

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