Romero’s ‘Survival of the Dead’ to Premiere at Toronto21 Jul, 2009 By: Billy Gil
George A. Romero’s next horror opus will be called George A. Romero’s Survival of the Dead and will premiere at the 2009 Toronto International Film Festival as part of its “Midnight Madness” series, spotlighting the ten best new international horror movies.
I suppose that’s better than Blank of the Dead, which is what he’s been calling it.
“We’re overjoyed to welcome George back into the dark hallowed halls of Midnight Madness,” says Colin Geddes, international programmer of the festival. “And on a personal note, it’s a thrill for my inner 10-year-old, who rolled pennies to buy a VHS copy of Night of the Living Dead.”
The movie concerns a band of soldiers on a remote island that promises paradise — but delivers zombies.
“We’re in the final stages of post-production and it’s great to come up for air and find out the film’s been chosen to appear at the Festival,” Romero says. “It’s just a terrific honor.”
No, George, we’re the ones honored.
Hurrah, more zombies!