Monday, July 17, 2017

George Romero (1940-2017)

Dammit, cancer.
Dammit, cigarette industry.

Here's my old Halloween thing on him.
Here's the Dead Series separately.
Here's an update on that.
Here's future projects that got stuck in the mud.

He had more work to do.
This sucks.
It sucks a lot.


B. D. said...

I didn't know he had an acting cameo in "Martin." I only knew about him dragging Jodie Foster away from Anthony Hopkins' cell in "Silence Of The Lambs." Hey, he's a better actor than Stephen King....

What'd you think of "Land of The Dead"? I thought it was fairly good for what it was...and it was nice to see a Dead film with better actors. He seems to take an ungodly amount of crap for it though!

Oh and RIP Martin Landau too, "Ed Wood" alone is pretty immortal...

Diacanu said...

Yeah, I don't get the hate for Land at all.
I love it.
I think it's right up there with the classic trilogy.
It's what he wanted Day to be, but he couldn't get the budget then.

I don't know if the "Empire Of The Dead", AMC miniseries is dead now, or just stuck in development.
The prequel his son is/was working on, I haven't heard a damned thing.
And George was going to do one that was...zombies meet Nascar.
That, um...yeah...I dunno, but, if anyone could have made that work, he could have.

Crap, you're right, I gotta do one for Landau too, my fandom for "Ed Wood", is smeared all over this blog.

Diacanu said...

Longtime Romero Collaborator Matt Birman says George had 4 unproduced scripts, including "Road Of The Dead", that he's determined to get made.

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