Fans were crushed earlier this month when George A. Romero passed away. One of his most cherished classics is Day of the Day. Today, we have a first look at Jonathan Schaech who will be playing the role of the intelligent zombie in Héctor Vicens’ remake.
Originally named Bub, the iconic character has a new name in the upcoming remake. He is now called Max. That’s a pretty big change for such a well known zombie.
In an interview with Bloody Disgusting, Schaech described Max as “more as a Hulk thank Bub.” Max is more of a “Bub on steroids”. In the remake, Max is obsessed with the new character Zoe (Sophia Skelton).
Schaech also compared the new version of Romero’s 1985 classic with ‘The Walking Dead’, which interesting considering the fact that Romeo made it clear on several occasions that he disliked the hit series.
Basically, it’s just a Soap Opera with a zombie occasionally. I always used the zombie as a character for satire or a political criticism, and I find that missing in what’s happening now.” Romero stated.
Schaech co-stars alongside Sophia Shelton, Jeff Gum, Marcus Vanco, Mark Rhino Smith, Lorina Kamburova, Rachel O’Meara, Cristina Serafini, Shari Watson, and Debbie Sherman. and centers on a former medical student tormented by a dark figure from her past, who happens to be a half-human, half-zombie hell-bent on destroying her.
This remake will actually be the second for Day of the Dead, the last version was in 2008 and starred Mena Suvari, Nick Cannon, and Michael Welch.
As soon as release date is announced, we will let you know.