Well, to be honest, I don’t know why Romero keeps turning down opportunities to work on some big and successful projects instead of the last few car crash efforts he’s done in the last few years!
OK, Diary of the dead wasn’t too bad in parts, but Land of the dead could have been better and lets not get started on Survival of the dead, which was shit. (remember the zombie on the horse….shit!)
I mean he’s been offered the Resident evil movies (which aren’t great, but average) and now it seems that he had chance to direct some of the Walking Dead too!
If you read this interview, he seems a bit precious about his style of zomers, which is strange as he kind of invented the entire zombie genre. Especially as with the walking dead “walkers” are pretty much as classic Romero style zombies as you can get.
He at least may have a potential decent new project in the works with “The Zombie Autopsies”, based on a book about scientists on an island, dissecting the undead while the apocolypse rages on. The plot links back to his love of using zombies to comment on issues in our western society, with the main themes in this being the global economy.
How the fuck he can’t just make a zombie film about zombies and not try and do some deep social analysis about humanity is anyone’s guess! I think it’s strange that for years he tried to shun the genre he created, only to find no real critical acclaim for anything else he did. Now all he does is zombie movies (mostly second rate ones) so you can imagine if he would have continued to keep doing them years ago, he might have produced a few good ones rather than leave it for others to make a better go of it.
The guy is still “the man” though.
He messed up my childhood development with those freaky fucking zombies…..