Images from George Romero’s Diary of the Dead

Say WHAT??? George Romero is directing a NEW zombie movie??? Aw, man, I don’t know what happened to me the day this news popped that I totally missed it. Being a massive fan of zombie movies, and having seen just about every kind there is, I still hold old George Romero in high esteem as the king of zombie movies, and to (belatedly) hear that he’s making a new one just makes me jump with joy. Now the first images of George’s new movie has appeared on the net, and while production stills don’t exactly say anything about a movie’s quality, just seeing that “Diarty of the Dead” is, in fact, in production and rolling for a 2007 release makes me giddy.

More from Fangoria:

“DIARY OF THE DEAD returns us to the beginning of the living dead outbreak, telling the story of a group of college students who document their deadly encounters with the ravenous flesheaters just as the world is first plunged into chaos. Jason Creed and his friends, a small crew of college filmmakers, are working on a horror film when they learn the terrifying news that the dead are returning to life. Frightened and disbelieving, the young filmmakers abandon school and set off for the safety and security of their homes, only to learn they have no homes to return to and no way to avoid the horror. Everything they depend upon, all that they hold dear is shattered as the living dead rise to take over the world.

“Meanwhile, Jason relentlessly documents the real-life horrors in a tense, cinema v’rit’ style that heightens the terror of each encounter and the disturbing sensation that these are real events happening to real people. In a world where the rules of society are crumbling, the government promises to quell the crisis but is unprepared to help. Technology fails. Communication with the rest of the world becomes impossible. Jason and what remains of his crew end up alone, a handful of lucky survivors, with nothing left but self-reliance, the seemingly futile struggle to stay alive and the creation of a “˜diary of the dead’ to leave behind for future generations…in any survives.”

Wow, I can’t wait to see this thing. Now THIS is one zombie movie I can get behind. Screw the “28” franchise and their “infecteds”.

Starring Shawn Roberts, Joshua Close, Scott Wentworth, Michelle Morgan, Joe Dinicol, and written and directed by George Romero.

The dead rises again … soon.

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