‘Day of the Dead’ Reboot Arises

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Millennium, Campbell Grobman producing

Millennium Films and Campbell Grobman Films are partnering to bring George A. Romero’s 1985 chiller “Day of the Dead” back to life.

Producers are Christa Campbell and Lati Grobman; James and Robert Dudelson, who produced 2008’s “Day of the Dead” remake; and Millennium’s Avi Lerner, Boaz Davidson and Mark Gill.

Producers have set a budget of between $10 million and $20 million and are aiming to complete the film for a 2014 release.

Campbell and Grobman produced “Texas Chainsaw 3D,” which grossed $34 million this year in its release from Lionsgate.

“Day of the Dead” centers on a few survivors hiding from zombies, who have taken over the world. It’s the third film in Romero’s “Dead” series, including “Night of the Living Dead” in 1968 and “Dawn of the Dead” in 1978.

“Day of the Dead” was shot for $3.5 million and generated worldwide grosses of $34 million.

The Los Angeles Times first reported news of the reboot.

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  1. It’s going to be finish of mine day, but before end I am reading this enormous paragraph to improve my experience.

  2. Remaking a sequel to a sequel, that isn’t related to any of the other Night of the Living Dead remakes (there are several), Dawn of the Dead remake, Day of the Dead remake, or the unofficial sequel to the original Day of the Dead…..sounds like a great idea guys. Maybe one day someone will make a sequel to just Empire Strikes Back. Or better yet, remake just the Empire Strikes Back Family Guy double episode. Ooh ohh! Remake the YouTube fan video devoted to the Empire Strikes Back Family Guy double episode. Wait, I’ve got it. Remake the podcast review of the YouTube fan video for the Empire Strikes Back double episode of Family Guy. Now THAT would be….something.

  3. cadavra says:

    So they’re remaking a movie that was just remade FIVE years ago? Just shoot me now.

    • ed says:

      Awesome idea…hahahahah! As stupid as it may be…I bet one executive is thinking about it…”The Empire Strikes Back: Again” Come on people, how much more crap do we need to endure from H’wood brainless idiots?

    • Simon says:

      Ah, no. They’re remaking a movie that was made 28 years ago.

      This is about a remake of Day Of The Dead, not Dawn Of The Dead.

      I hope the do it justice, the original was amazing considering the budget. Some of the best practical effects I’ve ever seen in a horror movie, tight direction and believable characters. Some modern horrors could learn a lot from it.

      • Um, no Simon, you’re wrong. Day of the Dead was also remade. Interestingly Rhames is in it too, but not playing the character he played in the Dawn of the Dead remake. Day of the Dead also got an unofficial sequel (unrelated to the remake of Dawn or Day) called Day of the Dead: Contagion.

  4. Betty says:

    Who don’t love zombie movies, just hope the remake is as epic as the original Some remakes are so bad it is a mockery to a classic film

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