Romero Breaks Silence on "Diary of the Dead"

by | July 5, 2007 | Comments

George A. Romero‘s been keeping an unusually tight lip on "Diary of the Dead." But don’t take that as a vote of no confidence: Romero’s come out of the woodwork to comment on "Diary," calling it his best film experience since 1968.

In an excited letter sent to Ain’t It Cool News, Romero gushes that "Diary of the Dead" is a movie that comes from "the heart. It’s not a sequel or a remake. It’s a whole new beginning for the dead."

Here’s the letter in its entirety:


Hi, guys,

Lemme tell ya about Diary of the Dead. I love it. It’s the first film since my original Night of the Living Dead that I can say is completely my own.

I’ve been trying to work under-the-radar, with no hype or press, but lately I’ve started hearing all kinds of shit about "What’s goin’ on with Romero?" "What’s with his new film?"

Gimme a break over here! I’m up in Toronto workin’ my ass off, making Diary the best it can be. Truth is, I’m having a blast. I’ve gone home to the kind of filmmaking that I used to do, back in the day.

Diary is a hundred percent independent, made with my partner, Peter Grunwald, and our new friends at Artfire. I haven’t had this much freedom since 1968. The cast, of what film critics will probably call "unknowns" (they won’t be for long) is, in my opinion, f***** great.

This one comes from my heart. It’s not a sequel or a remake. It’s a whole new beginning for the dead.

Thanks to all of you who are out there waiting and wondering. You guys, the fans, have always kept me going. Now Diary’s keeping me going, night, dawn, and day.

I love this movie. I hope you will, too. I’ll be back here from time to time to keep you posted.
Stay tuned.

Stay scared.

George A. Romero

The "whole new beginning" bit is intriguing. Hopefully, he won’t take another extended break and let this new vision remain uncompleted.

Taken entirely from the perspective of film school students, the film takes place on the same night of the original zombie outbreak depicted in "Night of the Living Dead." "Diary of the Dead" is tentatively scheduled for a 2007 release.

Source: AICN

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