Looks like we're getting a zomb-tastic movie to start the New Year off with.
I didn't know this but, back in July (2013), Christa Campbell and Lati Grobman obtained the rights and announced that there would be a remake of George A. Romero's Day of the Dead (1985). The "reimagining" of the 1985 classic is called Day of the Dead: Bloodline. It's a Bulgarian-American horror film that was directed by Hector Hernandez. The screenplay was written by Mark Tonderai and Lars Jacobson, which was based on the characters by George A. Romero. It began filming in June 2016 and has a January 2018 release date. The cast is Johnathon Schaech (Prom Night), Sophie Skelton (Outlander), Marcus Vanco (Unbroken) and Jeff Gum (The Forgiven).
If you've never seen the original and don't know what it's about... I'm not sure if that's possible, but just in case. Day of the Dead: Bloodline is about "A small group of military personnel and survivalists dwell in an underground bunker as they seek to find a cure in a world overrun by zombies."
For anyone wondering what we're in store for, Campbell said "We want to keep it as close to the Romero version as possible. To make sure that his fans are happy. These are not going to be zombies climbing walls and doing back flips like in World War Z." I have to admit, I'm pretty happy hearing that. Lionsgate Films is the USA distributor, while Saban Films will handle the worldwide distribution. and the budget for Day of the Dead: Bloodline is $8 million. So, it's got some money behind it and some big named companies getting the movie out there to the fans.
Day of the Dead: Bloodline will be released January 5th, 2018 in theaters and on VOD. Check out the trailer below and let us know what you think about it. Are you looking forward to a new version of Day of the Dead?