Attention: while the news aspect of this article is fact-based, the ranting part of it is purely mine and in NO WAY reflects the opinions of anyone else working here at Zombies & Toys.....so if you get mad when reading this......hate me.
Is there a dearth of creative ideas anymore in film land ? Has there been a glut of conceptions SO bad that they must be cast aside in order to bow to the dreaded "remake" ? Well, fasten your seat belts Romero fans.....here comes another one. The team of Lati Grobman and Christa Campbell, two of the parties responsible for the utterly abhorrent and shameful Texas Chainsaw 3D debacle, will attempt to redo Romero's 1985 staple-piece Day of the Dead. Now don't get me wrong, I am a huge fan of the Dawn of Dead remake created by Zack Snyder (300, Man of Steel) - but there just needs to be a limit, and it appears as if we are at a certifiable tipping point. This Day remake already had it's place in time back in 2008.....don't remember it ? Come on, you know....the one with the otherworldly acting talents of none other than Nick Cannon....the idiot stage-stealing goon from America's Got Talent ?....still not ringing a bell ?.....okay, the guy that stands BEHIND his wife, Mariah Carey...I knew you would remember.
Besides all that, the 2008 remake was a large floating toilet mass that should have never seen the light of day, and with ANY hope, this one will not either. Campbell and Grobman supposedly have $10-20 million to spend on production for the movie, and want to keep it "as close to Romero's classic as possible, to keep his fans happy".....wanna keep us happy ?? Then DON'T make the movie.
A possible 2014 release date has been thrown about, and there are only early discussions about location, casting and so on, so all we as fans of the rotted flesh can do is wait......and pray...okay, ranting over - please feel free to give us your take on this remake and let us know if you will be spending your valuable time and dollars to see this...or if you just want to threaten me with bodily trauma.....drop your comments below.