'House at the End of Street' Helmer to Direct 'Day of the Dead' Remake
Hot on the heels of news that the classic 80s flick Road House will get a remake from The Fast and the Furious director Rob Cohen, we have another film from the same decade getting the remake treatment. Deadline has word that Millennium Films has hired House at the End of the Street director Mark Tonderai to direct a remake of the 1985 horror flick Day of the Dead, one of George Romero's several zombie films he's made over the years. The original film was actually the third film in Romero's zombie series, and it was poorly remade by Millennium in 2008 by Steve Miner with Mena Suvari and Nick Cannon.
The original film followed a small group of scientists and soldiers taking refuge in an underground missile silo where they struggle to control the flesh-eating horror that walks the earth above. However, we're not sure if the film will follow the same story since it doesn't exactly have a direct series storyline to follow. It could just turn out to be another zombie film, which might be wiser since the story is somewhat similar to the events that unfolded in World War Z. Either way, zombies are still all the rage, and depending on what kind of script comes together and the cast that assembles, this could be good.