Deadline Hollywood reported last week that a big-screen remake of George A. Romero’s Day of the Dead is slated to be made by Millennium Films, specifically Lati Grobman and Christa Campbell, who brought us the abysmal Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D. Oh joy. Let’s see what they have to say about their new version:
“‘Contrary to other recent zombie remakes, our Day of the Dead will honor Romero’s original vision by reviving the slow, brooding zombie that terrorized so many of our childhoods,’ Grobman tells Deadline. ‘The trend of the fast, agile, ‘sprinting’ zombie creates a lot of great jump-out-of-your-seat moments, but it doesn’t compare to the psychological fear and tension that builds when going up against Romero’s original undead army.'”
More encouraging than the previous remake in 2008 that landed itself not in theaters, but on your local video store shelves upon release. Of course this is all speculation, as the Millennium Films is currently up for sale, despite some of their successes in the action genre (notably the Expendables series).
I’ll keep an eye on it, but don’t hold your breath for a quality remake of an already quality film.