After the critical and commercial failure of Survival of the Dead, there probably won’t be much hype surrounding Night of the Living Dead part 7. But how about a part zero? A prequel if you will. (And I just lost Ryan.) Directed not by George, but his son Cameron Romero. Cameron also developed and co-wrote the screenplay which, according to Geektyrant, is set at the height of the Cold War, when one scientist tried to give the world its best hope for survival and instead unleashed its worst nightmare. Don’t you hate when that happens?
Titled simply Origins, production is set to begin later this year. I’m not sure about the decision to distance itself in title from the “of the Dead” franchise, especially if this is a true prequel to the original classic. Time will tell if this even gets made, but it is definitely intriguing.