Mittwoch, 4. Juli 2007

Romeros "Diary of the Dead"

"With George A. Romero's Diary of the Dead still waiting a release, the infamous zombie director kick started an official blog on his MySpace page with a letter to his fans. Read on for the letter to YOU! With a story mixing elements of "The Blair Witch Project" and the long-running "Dead" series, the film will follow a group of college students shooting a horror movie in the woods who stumble upon a real zombie uprising. When the onslaught begins, they seize the moment as any good film students would, capturing the undead in a "cinema verite" style that causes more than the usual production headaches."

"From Romero's MySpace:
Hi, guys,

Lemme tell ya about Diary of the Dead. I love it. It's the first film since my original Night of the Living Dead that I can say is completely my own.

I've been trying to work under-the-radar, with no hype or press, but lately I've started hearing all kinds of shit about "What's goin' on with Romero?" "What's with his new film?"

Gimme a break over here! I'm up in Toronto workin' my ass off, making Diary the best it can be. Truth is, I'm having a blast. I've gone home to the kind of filmmaking that I used to do, back in the day.

Diary is a hundred percent independent, made with my partner, Peter Grunwald, and our new friends at Artfire. I haven't had this much freedom since 1968. The cast, of what film critics will probably call "unknowns" (they won't be for long) is, in my opinion, fuckin' great.

This one comes from my heart. It's not a sequel or a remake. It's a whole new beginning for the dead.

Thanks to all of you who are out there waiting and wondering. You guys, the fans, have always kept me going. Now Diary's keeping me going, night, dawn, and day.

I love this movie. I hope you will, too. I'll be back here from time to time to keep you posted. Stay tuned.

Stay scared.

George A. Romero"


Um ehrlich zu sein klingt das Storygerüst von "Diary of the Dead" bisher noch nicht wirklich aufregend. Erinnert auf den ersten Blick stark an Kitamuras "Versus" (2000). Mal sehen, was Romero daraus zusammenschustern kann, besonders unter dem Gesichtspunkt, dass er- wie er selbst angibt- diesmal mehr Eigenkontrollen über das Projekt haben wird. Bin auf jeden Fall gespannt!

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