Hey guys, remember the remake of "Texas Chainsaw 3D" which came out earlier this year? No? Well, here's quick refresher: It basically starred a buncha people you've hardly ever heard of, earned mixed reviews and a less-than-earth-shaking $34 million and then vanished from the public consciousness.
So, why are we bringing that movie up now? Well, it's because according to Deadline "Texas Chainsaw 3D" producers Lati Grobman and Christa Campbell are about to remake the cult classic 1985 zombie flick "Day of the Dead" ... and they claim they're going to "reset the genre" with it to boot. Oh, joy.
"Day of the Dead," of course, was the third zombie epic from the master of undead himself, George A. Romero, focusing on a group of military guys and scientists hiding out in an underground bunker as the world implodes with brain-eaters overhead. So, it's a touch sacrosanct among zombie fiends, to say the least (the film's trailer boasted itself as "the darkest day of horror the world as ever known").
Even so, there've been plenty of Romero remakes over the years, including "Day." Just five years ago, in fact, there was that direct-to-DVD edition starring Mena Suvari and Nick Cannon.
Given the current climate of the genre, Grobman and Campbell are ready to give it a go, and according to them, they're going to return the world of walkers back to the basics.
"Contrary to other recent zombie remakes, our 'Day of the Dead' will honor Romero’s original vision by reviving the slow, brooding zombie that terrorized so many of our childhoods," Grobman declared. "The trend of the fast, agile, 'sprinting' zombie creates a lot of great jump-out-of-your-seat moments, but it doesn’t compare to the psychological fear and tension that builds when going up against Romero’s original undead army."
"Our goal is to reset the genre by finding the perfect balance between nostalgia and modernity," she added, "all while crafting a story that has both heart and brains — literally."
Um, we can't wait?