George A. Romero’s vision for his final zombie film called “Twilight of the Dead” is coming together with his wife looking for directors…
George A. Romero — often called The Godfather of the Dead — will see his final vision realized with a new film called “Twilight of the Dead” currently in early development.
Sadly, Romero passed away in 2017 but his wife Suzanne Romero has been quietly working with screenwriters to finish the script that her husband started prior to his death. The movie was supposed to serve as the final chapter in Romero’s vision for the “Dead” universe after he started with the iconic horror film “Night of the Living Dead” in 1968.
Romero would go onto direct several more films set in that same universe including “Dawn of the Dead,” “Day of the Dead” and “Land of the Dead.” While Romero did direct two more films — “Diary of the Dead” and “Survival of the Dead” — this movie is expected to serve as a sequel (of sorts) to the other primary films in the series, which ended with “Land of the Dead” in 2005.
Here’s the plot line for “Twilight of the Dead” as it stands now:
“The story is set in a decimated world. Life has all but disappeared. But there still may be hope for humanity.”
Paolo Zelati has been developing the script with Suzanne Romero with Joe Knetter and Robert L. Lucas also joining to help finish the story.
“I gave him my full blessing as long as I could be there every step of the way for it to remain true to George’s vision,” Suzanne Romero said when speaking to The Hollywood Reporter.
“We had a solid treatment and the beginning of the script. I can 100 percent say that George would be incredibly happy to see this continue. He wanted this to be his final stamp on the zombie genre.”
In “Land of the Dead,” Romero introduced a character known as “Big Daddy,” who was leading a zombie attack after developing some cognitive function beyond death. The story in “Twilight of the Dead” is expected to answer what comes next in the final chapter of Romero’s vision for the zombie apocalypse.
As of now, Suzanne Romero is starting to speak to directors about the project as she seeks to finish what her husband started.