Before he passed away back in 2017, horror master George A. Romero had been developing one final zombie movie titled Twilight of the Dead, which is now coming back to life.
THR reports today that “Suzanne Romero, wife of the late zombie film director, has quietly been working with screenwriters on the script — and is now seeking meetings with directors.”
“The story is set in a decimated world. Life has all but disappeared. But there still may be hope for humanity.”
As the site explains, Romero had written the treatment for Twilight of the Dead with Paolo Zelati, who is now working with Joe Knetter and Robert L. Lucas to finish the project.
“I gave him my full blessing as long as I could be there every step of the way for it to remain true to George’s vision,” Suzanne Romero said in a statement. “We had a solid treatment and the beginning of the script. I can 100 percent say that George would be incredibly happy to see this continue. He wanted this to be his final stamp on the zombie genre.”
Romero followed seminal zombie film Night of the Living Dead with Dawn of the Dead, Day of the Dead, Land of the Dead, Diary of the Dead and Survival of the Dead. According to THR’s report, Twilight of the Dead is something of a more direct follow-up to Land of the Dead.
“It is no secret that Diary and Survival were not the way he envisioned the series ending and George knew it very well,” Zelati explains. “Twilight of the Dead was his goodbye to the genre he created and wanted to go out with a powerful film.”
Big Daddy (Eugene Clark) in ‘Land of the Dead’ (2005)