George Romero-Will he ever make another Zombie film?

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  1. Mok

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    I heard that too. I think he married a canadian actress.

    I rewatched Land of the Dead in honor of this thread last night. It's fucking awesome. Pretty much non-stop action and gore. I'd venture to say it is quite underappreciated amongst horror fans.
     
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    I don't hate Land. I thought it was okay. It has it's moments but Diary was pure vomit.
     
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    I've appreciated Diary more over the years as my appreciation for Land decreases. I really wish they stuck with no name actors.
     
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    Let's remind ourselves that the guy suggesting that all insight is gone in modern zombie movies is the same guy who brought us a zombie horse in SURVIVAL OF THE DEAD.
     
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    If you are really desperate for new Romero zombie stories, the new EMPIRE OF THE DEAD hardcover collects 340 pages of a new story that continues the state of the world from his movies. It is written by George, BTW.

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    Cronenberg and Carpenter have said much the same thing.

    As much as people rag on Kevin Smith for turning out low budget films with seemingly disregard for what audiences actually want to see, at least he's making movies. And I have to wonder if these directors are just against working with such low budgets or if they're still being told even at that low of a budget that the producers want to dictate every last thing.
     
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    I really don't want any more zombie films for a very long time, even from the master himself. It isn't surprising that Romero is having difficulty securing funds to make another film. He has had this issue for 50 years. It is extremely depressing though, especially when I see a zombie Sprint commercial that undoubtedly had a larger budget than Day of the Dead.
     
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    I'm fine with no more Romero "dead" films. I pretend that he hasn't made anymore since Day anyway.
     
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    Very good point that I never thought of.
     
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    Oh lord I hope not
     
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    Jesus Christ.
     
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    Sounds like a bunch of sour grapes to me. No wonder Romero can't get any funding with that attitude. I hardly think that Brad Pitt has led to the demise of Zombie films. I enjoyed World War Z very much and thought it was extremely well done. Romero comes off very negative to me. Blaming the Walking Dead? Really?
     
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    If anything killed the zombie genre, it was two screen experiences, boring melodrama and Glen hiding under a dumpster.
     
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    Just watched Just Desserts and Romero went on a bit of a tangent saying essentially (not word for word) "I don't know why they didn't do more Creepshows. We could have done seven by now. I could be doing one right now!" And throughout they talked about how they did it all for peanuts. And I was reminded that Romero very proudly did his films without big budgets (as the Land of the Dead quote reinforces).

    So I think, at least in Romero's case, it's simply that they won't give him hardly any control even at these minuscule budgets.
     
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    Do you think there is a history of Romero being difficult? I know if you are a big budget director and you make studios a shit load of cash, they generally leave you the hell alone, but in the case of Romero, I think he is viewed as either difficult or to much of a regional small scale director or both.
     
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    With the exception of maybe Spielberg, all directors get studios that have a strong hand in their films, whether they make money or not.

    This is not a knock on the studios, just the way it works.
     
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    Warner leaves Nolan alone, but you're right about everyone else. Look at the DC superhero movies. What a mess.
     

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