Romero's Undead Island Trying To Corner The Market On Water Zombies

George Romero's latest zombie flick owes us all a heap of awesome after the disappointing Diary Of The Dead, and so far it sounds pretty good (especially since it's not based on the original DOTD characters, but side charactersinstead). Imagine a zombie outbreak so terrible that a group of survivors are marooned on an island and have to fend off attacks from the dreaded water zombies.Romero told Movieset that:

“We’re shooting underwater zombies,” Chartier revealed. “They’re swimming, grabbing people’s legs, pulling them down. It’s a lot of fun.”


Good, good — methinks the World War Z people will be pissed to hear this, but it sounds like more of a Lord of the Flies take on the zombie genre. At least I hope it's more LOTF and not Survivor. Shock Around The Clock was told by Romero:

“It’ll be about three weeks in [past the outbreak] and it doesn’t start with the people in the mansion [at the end of Diary]. It starts with the blonde who drove away and the national guardsmen who robbed the people. So those are the only characters that return. What it’s about is tribalism. How the internet creates a Hatfields and McCoys situation. It’s on an island, where people have been lured by someone on the net as a safe haven, but really what these guys are trying to do is hold them up at the boat docks.”

Wow Hatfields and McCoys-type fighting, fantastic. Will there be banjos? Either way I like the idea. It sounds relatively new (for a zombie pic) and I still love everything Romero. [Movieset and Shock Around The Clock]

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