We have some news to share regarding George Romero’s next zombie film. We get the following quotes from Romero and Chartier thanks to our friends at the Movieweb:
Movieset talked to producer Nicolas Chartier, who confirmed the movie is not a direct sequel to Diary of the Dead and is not yet titled but will most likely have the word “dead” in there somewhere. “We’re shooting underwater zombies,” Chartier said. “They’re swimming, grabbing people’s legs, pulling them down. It’s a lot of fun.”
Romero also told schlock around the clock that this next project will include a couple of characters from Diary of the Dead and that the movie is about “tribalism”.
“It starts with the blonde who drove away and the national guardsmen who robbed the people. So those are the only characters that return. What it’s about is tribalism. How the internet creates a Hatfields and McCoys situation. It’s on an island, where people have been lured by someone on the net as a safe haven, but really what these guys are trying to do is hold them up at the boat docks. I don’t know if it’s going to be made. The script is in, so we’ll see what happens.”
This film is yet to be named, but will be shooting in Toronto. Sadly there will be no wintertime arctic zombies, but underwater zombies are a decent compromise. It would be hilarious to see zombies in winter, they would keep slipping on the ice and make snow angels as they try to get up. Canadians would just have to fend off the dead till winter, and then launch into full scale warfare with shotguns and snowmobiles. Cold weather has its advantages – It kills bugs and creates mobility issues for the living dead.
I have yet to see the famous zombie vs shark battle that I have heard so much about. I believe the name of the film is Zombie Flesh Eaters. I know there is a group of people that have a soft spot for underwater zombies, and I am glad that this film will tickle their fancy. The slow walkers plod on on the land, in the sea, and one day (with luck) in the air.
In order to tide you over, here is the aforementioned Zombie Vs. Shark: