Millennium Films’ DAY OF THE DEAD Remake Finds It’s Director

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We’ve seen a lot of horror remakes in last decade. In the history of these remakes, there are only a handful of good films One being, Zack Snyder’s Dawn of The Dead. It launched Snyder’s directing career and gave us a new breed of American zombies (runners). Millennium Films has been putting together another one of these projects. This time remaking George A. Romero’s Day of The DeadDeadline reports that they have found a director for their Day of The Dead remake. Mark Tonderai has taken the director’s chair and will co-write the film with Lars Jacobson. Tonderai recently directed Jennifer Lawrence in the remake of House at The End of The Street. Shooting is being eyed for summer 2014, and casting will begin soon.

“Years after the zombie plague has wiped out most of Earth’s population, a group of scientists and survivors attempt to find a cure, and instead open Pandora’s box.”

Not too long after Snyder’s Dawn there was a direct to DVD remake of Day (thanks to Millennium Films). A horrible film that smacked of cash-grab at the time. It seems that the studio is trying to fix that wrong. Romero’s Day considered one of the superior sequels to Night of The Living Dead. Some, like myself prefer Day (1985) to the original Dawn of The Dead. The Romero franchise helped usher in the modern era of the zombie genre. Including films like 28 Days Later,  World War ZZombieland and Shaun of The Dead. Also, the hit AMC series Walking Dead. It’s yet to be seen if this version could be on the level of Snyder’s Dawn. Or more on the level of Breck Eisner’s The Crazies remake. Let’s just hope, they’re able to get effect guru Gregory Nicotero to do the makeup and special effects.

 

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SOURCE: DEADLINE

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