George A. Romero wasn’t quite done with his Dead series when he passed away in 2017. The zombie pioneer was developing one final movie, Twilight of the Dead—and his wife is working hard to resurrect the project.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Suzanne Romero has “quietly been working with screenwriters on the script—and is now seeking meetings with directors.” Paolo Zelati, who was working on the treatment with George, is now working with Joe Knetter and Robert L. Lucas to finish the film.
“I gave him my full blessing as long as I could be there every step of the way for it to remain true to George’s vision,” Suzanne Romero said in a statement. “We had a solid treatment and the beginning of the script. I can 100 percent say that George would be incredibly happy to see this continue. He wanted this to be his final stamp on the zombie genre.”
“It is no secret that Diary [of the Dead] and Survival [of the Dead] were not the way he envisioned the series ending and George knew it very well,” Zelati notes. “Twilight of the Dead was his goodbye to the genre he created and wanted to go out with a powerful film.”
Twilight of the Dead is set in a decimated world. Life has all but disappeared. But there still may be hope for humanity…
Let’s hope the same is true for this project.
Words: Samantha McLaren (@themeatispeople)