The filmmaker, George Romero had continued the mythology that he had established in the year, 1968, with Night of the Living Dead and Dawn of the Dead in the year, 1978. This movie had explored the aftermath of all the dead returning to life and the society’s response to this threat. Living Dead Media had confirmed that a sequel to the original film would debut by next year and will be adapted from a script that has been written by the original writers and producers.
“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 ground-breaking and commercial success,” the group had shared.
“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!’, popularising 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.”
They had added,
“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 1970s, 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.”
This group did not really reveal any information and details regarding this project, although the title being “Night of the Living Dead Part II,” it will be highly likely to deviate from all the events of Dawn of the Dead, and may even focus on a few smaller communities before the zombie infestation had grown to city levels.
Romero’s wife, Suzanne Desrocher-Romero had revealed that the late filmmaker had left behind many scripts:
“George was a prolific writer. He loved to write, and we have 40, 50 scripts that he’s written, and a lot of it is very good,” Romero had shared.
“He had a lot to say, and he still does, because I’m gonna make sure that he does. It’s my mission.”
It is not clear if Night of the Living Dead Part II is a part of these scripts that the filmmaker had left behind.