Night Of The Living Dead prequel is crowdfunding

George A Romero’s son wants your help to make Night Of The Living Dead prequel

"They're coming to get you, Barbara..."
“They’re coming to get you, Barbara…”

In what we can certainly describe as unexpected news, there’s a Night Of The Living Dead prequel in development, and it’s coming from George A Romero’s son: G Cameron Romero.

Variety reports that the Romero clan is coming together to create a new story for the Dead series, as George is also producing. The IndieGogo campaign is looking to raise $150,000, which will go towards pre-production on the movie called Origins.

Origins will be set in the late sixties 1960s and focus on a brilliant scientist who strikes a deal with the military that will give him all the resources he needs to finalize his work in exchange for what he later learns is a price all mankind will have to pay.”

The younger Romero stated that “I feel carrying on my dad’s legacy is something that I not only want to do, but it’s something I HAVE to do because I, like all my dad’s fans, was raised on his creation. I want to take back the zombie genre in the name of the legacy that my father created almost 50 years ago. I want to tell the origin story of the modern zombie, in a way that my father wasn’t able to do so back in 1968.”

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