Well this is getting ridiculous. George Romero’s nihilistic, gruesome third instalment of his Dead series, a film he had to drastically scale back from its original concept, was remade [poorly] in 2008, and even had a sequel. And now, it’s just been remade a second time! Bloody Disgusting have broken the news that Day of the Dead: Bloodline has been picked up in the US by Saban Films who will release it soon this year, possibly as a DirecTV exclusive before it becomes available on DVD and VOD. The director is The Corpse of Anna Fritz’s Hèctor Hernández Vicens, which I have yet to see though was praised by many, but this still strikes me as a thoroughly lazy, pointless and rather sad exercise.
Day of the Dead 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 script is by Mark Tonderai and Lars Jacobson, while Sophie Skelton, Marcus Vanco, Jeff Gum, Lorina Kamburova, Nick Loeb, Rachel O’Meara, Debbie Sherman, Luke Cousins, Nathan Cooper, and Cristina Serafini star.
Is there anyone who’s actually excited by this?