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A ‘Night of The Living Dead’ Sequel is Officially in the Works

Published on November 4th, 2018 | Updated on November 4th, 2018 | By FanFest

The late George Romero changed the horror genre forever with his idea for the zombie, meaning we can thank him for all things zombie, including The Walking Dead, Dawn of the Dead and so many more.

A sequel to his 1968 film, Night of the Living Dead, is officially happening!

Living Dead Media has announced in a press release that they plan on releasing an official sequel using some of the original creative team.

“Night of the Living Dead first brought zombies to the silver screen in 1968. The world was unprepared for the film’s flesh starved ghouls, which resulted in a groundbreaking and commercial success. It remains one of the most influential and revered horror films of all time and now sits in the Library of Congress and the Museum of Modern Art for its cultural significance. Written by John A. Russo and directed by George A. Romero, Night of the Living Dead created the foundation for the five Return of the Living Dead films that gave us Tarman and his famous catchphrase ‘More Brains!’, popularizing brain-eating zombies and defining the modern dark comedy-horror genre in the process. Romero’s Trilogy of the Dead series also owes its roots to the classic. In addition, Night of the Living Dead is not only credited with spawning a generation of zombie films but all modern horror films.”

Romero’s wife, Suzanne, had previously revealed that George left behind 40 or more scripts that haven’t been touched. The sequel is one of those he left behind. This sequel will also be more of a follow-up to the original film, rather than existing in the same universe like Dawn of the Dead and others.

“That history and Night of the Living Dead’s place on the Mt. Rushmore of horror films is known by most horror fans and people all over the world. But, unknown to most is that in the 1970’s, the original writers and producers of Night of the Living Dead penned a sequel to their masterpiece. A sequel that inexplicably has gone unproduced for over forty years – until now. Living Dead Media has brushed away the dirt from this amazing follow up to a classic and brought together a great team to produce the new film.”

Much of the details including, cast and plot have yet to be revealed.

Billed as Night of the Living Dead Part II, the follow-up is expected to arrive in 2019.

Source: Living Dead Media

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