Next on the remake train is George Romero's zombie classic Night of the Living Dead. But this one is getting very weird.
The supporting cast is pretty standard, a who's who of genre faces: Tony Todd, Danielle Harris, Tom Sizemore, Bill Mosely, Sydney Tamiia Poitier (Grindhouse), Sarah Habel (Hostel III), Joseph Pilato (the original Dawn of the Dead and Day of the Dead), and Alona Tal (Cult). But the male lead, starring opposite Danielle Harris, is a Bollywood star named R. Madhavan in what appears to be his first American film. Interesting, but not too weird. The director and co-writer is Zebediah De Soto, in his feature film debut. This is also the first script from the two other credited screenwriters, Warren Davis II and David Reuben Schwartz.
But then it gets downright strange. The story is no longer set in a cemetery, but a NYC apartment building, where the survivors are trying to protect themselves from the zombie plague, which seems appropriate enough since the director refers to Night of the Living Dead: Origins as a "re-imagining." The weirdest thing of all? According to Deadline, "It’s being shot in a CG setting using stereoscopic 3D, which, its makers suggest, becomes a hybrid of graphic novel and traditional animation."
So let's see if this actually happens.