According to the Los Angeles Times, two of the producers behind Texas Chainsaw 3D have obtained the rights to remake George A. Romero's 1985 zombie classic Day of the Dead.
Lati Grobman and Christa Campbell picked up the rights from Taurus Entertainment, who had previously produced their own remake of DOTD in 2008 starring Mena Suvari and Nick Cannon (and Campbell herself, in a small role), which did not go over too well with fans of the original.
Grobman and Campbell are currently meeting with writers on the new version, which is projected to have a budget between $10 million and $20 million, and targeted at a 2014 release. If you recall, Romero's 1985 film was originally planned to be shot on a much larger budget, but his investors scaled back funding by several million when Romero refused to release a less gory R-rated cut.
According to Campbell, the team want to stay as true to Romero's version as possible. “These are not going to be zombies climbing walls and doing back flips like in World War Z,” she said.
We'll be keeping close watch on developments, so stay tuned...