Mark Tonderai (House at the End of the Street) is set to direct a modern-day version of George A. Romero’s Day of the Dead. The script was written by Lars Jacobson (Baby Blues).
The film will be set years after the zombie plague has wiped out most of the human population and focuses on scientists and survivors attempting to find a cure, which just causes more problems. Christa Campbell and Lati Grobman will produce while Avi Lerner, Trevor Short, Boaz Davidson and Terry Dougas are executive producers. Beth Bruckner is a co-producer. Millennium Films and Campbell Grobman Films are hoping to begin production in summer 2014.
Romero directed the original film in 1985, which was the third in Romero’s Dead series.
Millennium then remade it in 2008 with Steve Miner directing Mena Suvari and Nick Cannon. The new version will begin filming soon.