Ving Rhames, Mena Suvari and Nick Cannon have been cast in “Day of the Dead,” the remake of George Romero’s cult horror classic being produced by Millennium Films and Emmett/Furla Films.
Steve Miner (“Halloween H2O,” “Lake Placid”) is directing the zombie pic from a screenplay by Jeffrey Reddick, who penned the “Final Destination” franchise.
Romero’s original was released in 1985. Storyline revolves around a group of military personnel and scientists who hole up in a bunker while flesh-eating zombies run riot above ground. But the bunker isn’t safe for long.
Producers of the remake are Millennium’s Avi Lerner and Boaz Davidson, Emmett/Furla’s Randall Emmett and George Furla and Taurus Entertainment’s James Dudelson.
Taurus’ Robert Dudelson, Emmett/Furla’s M. Dal Walton III and Millennium’s Trevor Short and Danny Dimbort are exec producing. Paul Mason and Jordan Rush also are exec producing.
Taurus Entertainment holds the rights to “Day of the Dead.”
Rhames most recently starred in “Mission: Impossible III.” Upcoming projects include “Idlewild” and “Ascension Day.”
Suvari’s recent credits include “Rumor Has It” and “Domino.”
Cannon next voices one of the roles in “Monster House,” which unspools Friday.