George A. Romero’s son Cameron Romero has confirmed the title of his much anticipated prequel to Night of the Living Dead. Originally expected to be named Origins – which was actually its “code name” the film will be called Rise of the Living Dead.
Cameron Romero took to Facebook late on Halloween night to say:
“This one is special… this one is mine… this one… is my love letter to my dad… to his work… to the fact that he was once called the most dangerous filmmaker alive… to the fact that society in 1968 wanted to shut him up as much as they wanted to celebrate him…
This one is the prelude to “Night,” the film that created the pop culture phenomenon that has inspired thousands of filmmakers from backyard auteurs to $180M features to the single longest running and most successful show in the history of television…
This one has been a long time coming…
Those of you who have known about it for a long time and even helped support an Indiegogo campaign a few years back to help me develop it to this point, know this project by its codename:
How exciting! Cameron also described how his father called the idea for his story “genius” (and he has an email to prove it!) so if the Godfather of the Dead thinks it’s great, then who are we to disagree?
You can read Cameron’s full post on Facebook here. For now, enjoy the new artwork for the film below.
Words: Jessy Williams (@JessyCritical)