Christa Campbell and Lati Grobman, two producers of January's Texas Chainsaw 3D, have just purchased the remake rights to George A. Romero's Day of the Dead according to the LA Times. They are apparently talking to writers right now, working on the best way to make the film marketable and attractive to youngsters who have no idea who George A. Romero is but love The Walking Dead.
Actually, Campbell and Grobman are actually concerned about their remake's merits as a zombie film. This quote comes from Christa Campbell:
We want to keep it as close to the Romero version as possible to make sure that his fans are happy. These are not going to be zombies climbing walls and doing back flips like in World War Z.
Honestly, Texas Chainsaw was one of the worst films I've seen this year. If this new Day of the Dead is half as good as the mediocre World War Z, it'd be a huge step up. I can slag the film because I'm a smartass with no professional qualifications, but people who helped make Texas Chainsaw should probably not be so quick to judge.
Anyway, this is now an impending reality. Of course, Day of the Dead has already been remade once in 2008 and the world didn't end. But let's not get too comfortable.