Something or Other of the Dead

During the beginning of November George A. Romero has been engaged in the filming of his new zombie film, the second in the re-jigged series that re-imagined his vision of the zombie apocalypse with Diary of the Dead. This one has not got an official name yet (though some sites are referring to it as “Island of the Dead”), but the following poster has made an appearance at the American Film Market (AFM).

Romero New Dead poster

A second page, reproduced below thanks to Dread Central, features the following plot synopsis:

On a small island off the coast of North America, the dead rise to menace the living. The islanders can’t bring themselves to exterminate their loved ones, despite the growing danger from those they once held dear. A rebel among them hunts down all the zombies he can find, only to be banished from the island for assassinating his neighbors and friends.

On the mainland, bent on revenge, he encounters a small band of survivors in search of an oasis on which to build a new life. Barely surviving an attack from a mass of ravenous flesh-eaters they commandeer a zombie-infested ferry and sail to the island. There, to their horror, they discover that the locals have chained the dead inside their homes pretending to live ‘normal lives’ — with bloody consequences.

What ensues is a desperate struggle for survival and the answer to a question never posed in Romero’s Dead films: Can the living ever live in peace with the dead?

Romero Dead Film poster 2

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