The original zombies are back! Romero finishes latest film script

Sure, The Walking Dead might be the hot zombie property these days — but original undead auteur George A. Romero is planning a comeback.

Romero, the man who helped make zombie movies into a genre all its own with horror classics like Night of the Living Dead and Dawn of the Dead, has reportedly wrapped up his latest script: The Zombie Autopsies.

It's based on Steven Schlozman’s book of the same name, which follows a medical team tasked with researching the zombie outbreak and trying to find a cure. It’s a neat concept, and could be a refreshing twist on the well-mined genre.

The script is currently being shopped to studios, so all we (and Romero) can do is wait for the time being.

At 73 years old, Romero is the grandaddy of zombie lore. But despite his contributions early in his career, his films have fallen behind the new kids on the block in recent years. Did you happen to see 2007’s Diary of the Dead, or 2009’s Survival of the Dead? Well, I hope not, because they’re not nearly as good as Romero’s earlier offerings.

Regardless, you still want to give Romero the benefit of the doubt — so here’s hoping we at least get a chance to see this one on the big screen.

What do you think? Should Romero officially pass the torch, or is the zombie god ready for a renaissance?

(Via Dread Central)

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