Tom Savini‘s 1990 version of Night of the Living Dead remains a pretty good zombie film in its own right and is certainly no thoughtless knock-off, though it’s well known that Savini clashed with the producers who wanted major changes to the screenplay, and according to Savini the result only consists of about 40% of what he originally intended.
However, those curious to experience his original vision for the remake will want to pick up Night of the Living Dead 1990: The Unseen Version later this year, a paperback book coming from Happy Cloud Media consisting of storyboard art annotated by Savini himself.
“Disappointingly, for one reason or another, many of Savini’s most outrageous sequences were left unfilmed and unrealized. Now, for the first time, fans of the film can see for themselves the director’s unique vision for Night of the Living Dead 1990.
Happy Cloud Media, LLC is proud to announce the upcoming publication of Mr. Savini’s storyboards as realized by artist Brad Hunter, never before available in their entirety, and thoroughly annotated by the director himself.
Accompanied throughout by rare behind-the-scenes set photos, Night of the Living Dead 1990: The Unseen Version will be a valued addition to any horror fan’s bookshelf. A rare glimpse into the work done prior to the cameras rolling, before the first actor is cast, there is the script, the director, and the ideas.”
The book is scheduled to release in October 2019 and we’ll let you know where you can order it as soon as we know. I’ll probably be grabbing a copy myself.