Earlier this year I reported that Cameron Romero is making a prequel to his father’s 1968 cult classic ‘Night of the Living Dead’. Since the article was published C. Romero has finished his successful crowd funding campaign for ‘Night of the Living Dead: Origins’. The film has now gone into pre-production.
Cameron Romero had this to say: “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,”
Cameron and George Romero
C. Romero wrote the screenplay along with Darrin Reed and Bryce C. Campbell. C. Romero will also be directing the project. Ted Field (The Amityville Horror and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre reboots) will produce along with Aldo LaPietra, Bryce C. Campbell, Darrin Reed and Romero. Mike Weber and Thomas van Dell will serve as executive producers for Radar. ‘Origins’ is currently in the process of casting.
‘Origins’ is set at the height of the Cold War, at a time when the world held it’s breath and America was at war with itself. One scientist was trying to give the world a new hope for survival, but instead unleashes a new plague.
Radar has had great success with both the reboots of the ‘Texas Chainsaw Massacre’ and the ‘Amityville Horror’. I hope that success translates to ‘Origins’, which we should see later this year or in early 2016.