Titled by it’s makers “Night of the Living Dead: Origins 3D ” 2020 Entertainment which is reanimating the classic for the 4th time and describes their film as a “new take on Romero’s 1968 original in which a group of survivors fighting to stay alive when a mysterious plague unleashes the undead on New York City. Barricaded in an abandoned apartment building, the characters from the original film face new terror and question each other’s compassion and sense of humanity as they fight to stay alive against the army of the living dead. (Yawn)
Directed by Zebediah De Soto and produced by Expendables 2 director Simon West, and will also star Tom Sizemore, Bill Mosley, Danielle Harris. and Tony Todd who starred in the 2009 remake which was dead on arrival at the Box Office.
When there’s no more originality in Hollywood, the sequels and re-imaginings will walk the earth.
NOTLD follows Ben (Duane Jones), Barbra (Judith ODea), and five others, who are trapped in a rural farmhouse in Pennsylvania and attempt to survive the night while the house is being attacked by mysteriously reanimated ghouls. (The word “zombie” is never used in the film)
NOTLD premiered on October 1, 1968, and was made on a $114,000 budget. After decades of cinematic re-releases, it grossed some $12 million domestically and $30 million internationally. The movie was was heavily criticized during its release because of its explicit content and similarities to the ongoing Vietnam war. However, it eventually received critical acclaim and was selected by the Library of Congress for preservation in the National Film Registry as a film deemed “culturally, historically or aesthetically significant.
“The kids in the audience were stunned There was almost complete silence The movie had stopped being delightfully scary about halfway through, and had become unexpectedly terrifying” – Roger Ebert.