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“Day of the Dead” Remake Finally Moving Forward – Could There Be Changes?

Production is finally moving forward on a remake of Day of the Dead. Let’s try and forget about Steve Miner’s attempt in 2008, which was so poorly received by critics and moviegoers that it only took in $301,000 against an $18 Million budget. Ouch!. The latest take is said to be a (true) remake of the third film in George A. Romero’s “Dead” trilogy, Day of the Dead. In comparison, Romero’s Day of the Dead earned $34 Million at the box office against a budget of $3.5 Million. <— Zombie film done right.

Day 2Nu Image/Millennium are giving it another go-around with Campbell Grobman Films (Leatherface) producing. It does, however, seem like it may take on a different spin.

The remake, said to be that of Romero’s version rather than Miner’s, is a post-apocalyptic tale that follows a former medical student tormented by a dark figure from her past, who happens to be a half-human, half-zombie hell-bent on destroying her. The film will be directed by Hèctor Hernández Vicens (The Corpse of Anna Fritz).

Day 1


Stay with PopCultHQ as we will update you on any news that transpires with regards to filming and casting. Here’s wishing Nu Image good luck in redeeming this great horror film.

Jason Bennett
Jason Bennett is PopCultHQ's senior editor, a contributing writer, and comic book reviewer/reporter. He is a big lover of coffee, cats, cooking and comics (plus all things Green Lantern). He is a strong supporter of indie comics, creators, and publishers and Chris Hardwick is his spirit animal (we don't know how to respond to that). Follow Jason on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @TahoeJBennett
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