George A Romero’s Twilight of the Dead, previously unfinished screenplay is now in pre-production stages with Brad Anderson onboard as director.
You know, poor dead George A. Romero, the mastermind behind the ‘one zombie film to rule them all‘ – Night of the Living Dead, may have died back in 2017, but his dedicated cult fan base is as alive now as they were then – and now his unfinished screenplay, Twilight of the Dead, may actually be viewed by the living!
Twilight of the Dead is part of the very loosely connected string of Romero-esque “slow zombie” movies, Night of the Living Dead, Dawn of the Dead, and Day of the Dead. And this ‘new’ one is based on a film treatment that Romero did before he died.
It is to be filmed on site in Puerto Rico – which makes sense, given that it takes place on a tropical island (probably not related to the zombie-infested island that the survivors go to at the end of Zach Snyder’s Dawn of the Dead, but wouldn’t that be cool?).
According to the press release, it explores:
“The dark nature of humanity from the perspective of the last human on Earth, caught between factions of the undead.”
So basically not a light comedy. Probably not even any musical numbers, damn it.
Twilight of the Dead HAS been considered for production before – many times – but was never followed through with. It is now to be regarded as the last installment of George Romero’s historical zombie / horror franchise, Night of the Living Dead.
Brad Anderson is a *legit* professional, however.
We will keep you updated on any news. Nothing has been confirmed yet so far as casting, release date, or if this is going straight to one of the streaming networks instead of theaters. We are just hoping that we will see it some time in 2024!