Does This Mean the Crazies Remake is Now Official?

News that Breck Eisner (“Sahara”) was going to direct a remake of George Romero’s 1973 kinda-horror pic “The Crazies” surfaced earlier this year, but apparently it’s just now gone official. The film itself is set for production next year, so it’s now going into pre-production for the shoot. As we already know, Eisner will direct, and Romero will produce the remake for Overture Films. Yes, Romero has not only given the remake his blessings, but he’s involved with producing, which means he gets a swanking new trailer and a nice big check.

Via Variety:

Redo will be directed by Breck Eisner from a script by Ray Wright and Scott Kosar. Michael Aguilar and Dean Georgaris will produce; Romero will serve as executive producer.

Production is set to begin early next year.

“Crazies” revolves around people in a small Kansas town who are beset by a virus that causes insanity and death after a mysterious toxin contaminates the local water supply.

And no, it’s not about zombies. I think. Sounds a bit more like Danny Boyle’s “28 Days Later”, actually, which as we all know, is NOT about zombies. Check out the original trailer from 1973 below for a better idea. And you thought today’s trailer gave away most of the plot! Wait until you see this 3-minute long bastard.

Below: “It’s madness, unleashed, by human error!”