The dynamic duo behind the successful remake of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre are teaming up once again to produce a brand new version of George Romero’s zombie classic Day Of The Dead. According to a recent article in the Los Angeles Times, Lati Grobman and Christa Campbell recently bought the rights from Taurus Entertainment who produced their own version in 2008 starring Ving Rhames and Mena Suvari.
While that film was met with negative reviews from fans and critics alike, Campbell vows to honor Romero’s original vision and is currently holding meetings about the best way to adapt the cult classic for a modern audience.
“We want to keep it as close to the Romero version as possible,” Campbell said, “to make sure that his fans are happy. These are not going to be zombies climbing walls and doing back flips like in ‘World War Z.'”
The new film will be produced in collaboration with Millennium Films, and should be in theaters sometime next year with an expected budget of anywhere between $10 million and $20 million.
Meanwhile, fans of the original film can look forward to a special Collector’s Edition to be released later this year including a brand new transfer and tons of exclusive bonus features. Not to mention a cool new cover from illustrator Nathan Thomas Milliner!