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To be perfectly honest with you, I never really liked the idea of people going back and messing around with George Romero’s original “Night of the Living Dead”. I mean, that’s the Holy Grail of zombie movies there, folks, and it really shouldn’t be messed with. Remember when they tried to colorized it? Holy God, that was awful. To be honest with you, I’m still not sure what the guys behind “Night of the Living Dead: Reanimated” is doing with this movie. That is, until I saw the trailer. It’s, well, basically a bunch of artists who “re-envision” scenes from the movie, but in their own style, which apparently includes everything from scribblings to more elaborate artwork to, er, puppet theater. See for yourself below.
Night of the Living Dead: Reanimated (NOTLD:R) is a mass collaborative project in which artists from around the world are invited to select scenes from Romero’s 1968 cult classic and re-envision them through their artwork. These works are then collected, organized and curated by Mike Schneider into entirely new animated video track.
So there you go. The trailer should pretty much explain what this thing is about. More info at their official site here.
“Night of the Living Dead: Reanimated” will be released on DVD late 2009.