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‘Day of the Dead’ Remake On the Way Because Zombies Just Won’t Die

Day of the Dead
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Thanks to the success of ‘The Walking Dead‘ and ‘World War Z,’ zombies continue to have a cold, dead grasp on our collective pop culture consciousness. Up next: a remake of George A. Romero’s horror classic ‘Day of the Dead,’ from the director of last year’s Jennifer Lawrence horror flick ‘House at the End of the Street.’ Another generic horror remake we didn’t know we were in the market for — but hey, more zombies, more money! 

Deadline reports that Millennium films has signed Mark Tonderai to direct an updated version (as they all inevitably must be) of Romero’s classic zombie story, and the third in his trilogy of ‘Dead’ films, preceded by ‘Night of the Living Dead’ and ‘Dawn of the Dead’ — the latter of which was previously remade by Zack Snyder.

The original ‘Day of the Dead’ followed a group of scientists and soldiers who take refuge in a military bunker as zombies have overrun the earth. Tonderai’s version follows the remaining survivors, including scientists, as they attempt to find a cure and accidentally open Pandora’s Box in the process.

With a sequel to ‘World War Z’ in the works and zombie comedies like ‘Warm Bodies’ and the upcoming Aubrey Plaza film ‘Life After Beth,’ zombies don’t seem to be dying down in pop culture any time soon. Maybe we should start aiming for the head?

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