Texas Chainsaw 3D producers Lati Grobman and Christa Campbell have picked up the rights to George Romero‘s zombie film, Day of the Dead, and they are going to remake it. I understand that zombies are big right now, but there's no need to start remaking classic zombie movies. It's actually pretty easy to come up with an original idea and story for a zombie film. While talking to the LA Times Campbell said,
“Zombie movies are really popular right now, and we feel we could do this right.”
It was done right the first time around, so I don't know what she's talking about. Do what right? A zombie movie? Because let's be honest, it's really not that hard to get a zombie movie right. She goes on to say,
"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.'"
Here's a tip... you want to make the fans happy? Then don't remake a movie they like in the first place. How are these people producing movies!?
The movie will have a production budget of around $10 million to $20 million, and I can't help but think the movie will be mediocre just like their Texas Chainsaw 3D. They plan to release it next year.
What do you think about Romero's Day of the Dead being remade?