Director Announced for the Day of the Dead Remake

Chris Savage

Just the word “remake” and “Day of the Dead” in the same sentence, brings back those horrible nightmares I still have of that other remake of the film. It was horrendous to put it lightly. But, it appears as if yet another remake of Day of the Dead is on the horizon, and we have just received word as to who will direct this one.

According to Deadline, Millennium Films has set Mark Tonderai (House At The End Of The Street) to direct a modern-day retelling of George A. Romero’s Day of the Dead. Both Millennium and Campbell Grobman Films are looking to begin production on the film in the Summer of 2014.

Millennium Films first remade Day of the Dead, back in 2008, which had Steve Miner on-board to direct, but it appears as if they want another stab at the film.

In this retelling, the film is said to take place “years after the zombie plague has wiped out most of Earth’s population, a group of scientists and survivors attempt to find a cure, and instead open Pandora’s box.”

Tonderai penned the script alongside Lars Jacobson.

So, who’s ready for yet another remake of Day of the Dead?

Day of the Dead


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      1. Scott Culbertson November 25, 2013 at 11:06 pm

        Tough original to beat

      2. Carmen A. McCormack November 25, 2013 at 11:06 pm

        Oh FFS, really wish Hollywood would grow a pair and start green lighting original work. Sick to death of remakes.

        • Horror-Movies.ca
          Horror-Movies.ca November 25, 2013 at 11:08 pm

          Good news is it cant be ANYWHERE near as bad as Day of the Dead Contagium

        • Tim Bearden
          Tim Bearden November 25, 2013 at 11:11 pm

          Hollywood has learned that new original work hardly ever does good or makes a profit. It’s not like remaking things are new. That’s always been what Hollywood has done, even in the silent era.

        • DM Jourik
          DM Jourik November 25, 2013 at 11:18 pm

          Hollywood only produces for the masses.

        • Ed Clark
          Ed Clark November 25, 2013 at 11:56 pm

          I totally support indy films as much as I can. Some seriously cool things have been made, and some complete crap too, but it isn’t the same story told 27 ways.

        • Kendyl Clem
          Kendyl Clem November 26, 2013 at 12:24 pm

          Maybe I’m alone on this opinion, but original horrors (or at least in terms of non-adaptions) are much more critically and commercially successful. Paranormal Activity, Insidious, and Sinister were really great, imo (remember, to each their own). It’s not common we get remakes as good as the original source. Let Me In is an example of that.

        • Dale Burden
          Dale Burden November 26, 2013 at 3:59 pm

          Let me in was a shot for shot remake. How could it not be as good?

      3. Todd Everett November 25, 2013 at 11:07 pm

        Did Not want to see A Remake of This One! Really?!

        • Horror-Movies.ca
          Horror-Movies.ca November 25, 2013 at 11:10 pm

          I am pretty sure its a safe bet it was a short list of people who did :)

        • Todd Everett
          Todd Everett November 25, 2013 at 11:13 pm

          I’m just Sick of Remakes,I Really hoped They wouldn’t Re Do Day Of The Dead! Oh Well Looks like Another 1 I’ll Have to Avoid

        • Dale Burden
          Dale Burden November 26, 2013 at 4:00 pm

          I’m really sick of whiny bitches that use capital letters all the time like it makes them cool.

      4. Ralph Apicelli November 25, 2013 at 11:07 pm

        Why? Pretty much every remake sucks goats ass hair. Make a decent original for the love of Satan.

        • Horror-Movies.ca
          Horror-Movies.ca November 25, 2013 at 11:11 pm

          There are alot of great remakes they must feel strongly they can do great things with it. Could be worse I guess but it could be better

      5. Alfonso Verduzco November 25, 2013 at 11:07 pm

        I hope they don’t Fuck it up and should bring I think his last name is Sherman to play bub back

      6. Mark Elliott November 25, 2013 at 11:07 pm

        Waste of time

      7. Steve 'Drago San' Robshaw November 25, 2013 at 11:07 pm

        Don’t want it thank you…

        • Horror-Movies.ca
          Horror-Movies.ca November 25, 2013 at 11:11 pm

          if only it was that simple 😛

        • Steve 'Drago San' Robshaw November 25, 2013 at 11:21 pm


      8. Eddie Ray Hatfield November 25, 2013 at 11:09 pm

        For the sweet love of ass, why in the hell are they remaking this AGAIN!?!?!?!? The first remake was utter shit…..why remake a true classic in the first place?

      9. Mike Miller Jr. November 25, 2013 at 11:09 pm

        get ready to see another bastardized remake…leave the good ones alone & make a fresh new movie with imagination instead.

        • Horror-Movies.ca
          Horror-Movies.ca November 25, 2013 at 11:11 pm

          You know the irony is it might actually make a whack of cash even with us all hating the idea

        • Mike Miller Jr.
          Mike Miller Jr. November 25, 2013 at 11:15 pm

          thats the point…its all about the cash instead of the finished product anymore…studios pump out crap on top of crap week after week to serve their bottom line…remakes are just a excuse for lack of imagination in the industry.

        • Brad Lindsey
          Brad Lindsey November 25, 2013 at 11:57 pm

          No one can compete with Bud and Rhodes.”I’m running this monkey farm now Frankenstein and i want to know what the fuck it is your doing with my time…Or are you all in there just jerking each other off”.

      10. Wilber Peñate November 25, 2013 at 11:10 pm

        No more remakes!! Please!!

      11. Tim Bearden November 25, 2013 at 11:10 pm

        I don’t even consider the other one a remake so much as a shitty movie trying to sell itself by stealing a classic title. This remake can’t get any worse that that one too!

      12. Joey Senger November 25, 2013 at 11:11 pm

        Leave it alone.

      13. Carmen A. McCormack November 25, 2013 at 11:11 pm

        This was the first ever horror film I watched, and was solely responsible for me becoming a die hard fangirl. I am the first to admit there are some great remakes around, but there are few and far between, and all shit like this says to me is no one has an original damn thought these days.

      14. Benjamin Christy November 25, 2013 at 11:14 pm

        If it isn’t George Romero, I don’t care.

      15. Ralph Apicelli November 25, 2013 at 11:14 pm

        This amazes me. They keep churning out shit yet one can tell by reading these comments that no one wants another remake. Its the PG-13 idiots who go see them having no clue it’s a remake.

      16. Quinton Jennings November 25, 2013 at 11:15 pm

        Indeed if people want horror movies. They should make Edward Lee or Brian Keene , jack ketchum, James wraith .there are all kinds of great horror novels that can be made into movies that would be really awesome and very original work.

      17. James Burke November 25, 2013 at 11:19 pm

        Millenium Films, don’t even bother. If today’s generation can’t be bothered to watch a classic, then to hell with them, don’t ruin this jewel in the crown of living dead movies who remember when it first came out!

      18. Matt Laskey November 25, 2013 at 11:21 pm

        Please god no. This is going to be a travesty. Would they please stop remaking great horror movies. The practical effects in this movie is the best I’ve ever seen for a zombie movie, this is also my favorite. This is not going to be good, the last time they did this it was horrible.

      19. James Daniel Massey November 25, 2013 at 11:23 pm

        I’m actually excited for this project. The original was my favorite in the Romoero films.

      20. Tedlick Badkey November 25, 2013 at 11:23 pm

        It better be an homage rather that a hemorrhage.

      21. James Korda November 25, 2013 at 11:27 pm


      22. Kb Cutter November 25, 2013 at 11:29 pm


      23. Jesse Siepmann November 25, 2013 at 11:29 pm

        Better be good this time.. the first remake sucked so bad I thought I died and went to limbo..

      24. Buck Rogez November 25, 2013 at 11:33 pm

        The remake thing needs to stop….you think they would have learned after the last two….BAD BUISNESS

      25. Sean Carney November 25, 2013 at 11:35 pm

        Sherman Howard needs to have a good Cameo!!!!!!

      26. Nicholas Gardner November 25, 2013 at 11:35 pm

        Why oh fuckn why!!…..all for the unmighty dollar thats why…fuck it,love the original tho…a classic.

        • Bradley Lindsey November 25, 2013 at 11:53 pm

          Me too Nick its my favorite.

      27. Jeff Isabella November 25, 2013 at 11:38 pm

        they should remake the remake of DOTD so that it’s scary

      28. Nancy Mangus November 25, 2013 at 11:43 pm

        Good lord, why?

      29. Diane Langdon Swirka November 25, 2013 at 11:49 pm

        Just watched this today! Go Bub!

      30. Bradley Lindsey November 25, 2013 at 11:52 pm

        Leave Day alone!

      31. Jeremy Fink November 25, 2013 at 11:54 pm

        wow… Day of the Dead remake in 2008 and now just 5 years later they are going to do it again?

      32. Christine Schroeder November 25, 2013 at 11:59 pm

        Another? The last one isn’t even that old

      33. Yeoman Darr November 26, 2013 at 12:02 am

        dident they already do a bad remake of this movie?! lol

      34. Randy Polk November 26, 2013 at 12:55 am

        Below average director + second remake = GARBAGE!

      35. TC November 26, 2013 at 12:59 am

        ARGHHH!! I am soooo sick of people whining and crying every time they announce a new remake! Get the fuck over it! Does a remake take away from your love and memories of the original? NO! Does it make you like the original any less? NO!! People tend to forget some of the most “Beloved” Horror films are remakes and sometimes better then the originals. DAWN OF THE DEAD,THE FLY,JOHN CARPENTER’s THE THING,MANIAC,THE CRAZIES and I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE are all kick ass films and compliment the original works perfectly.
        I agree the majority of remakes are godawful abominations and the directors and writiers and all involved should be taken out back and shot..I.E, HALLOWEEN,THE FOG,NIGHTMARE ON ELM ST.,MY BLOODY VALENTINE etc etc etc.. but Im sick of the hate people are so hasty to fling if someone DARES touch a film they love..I for one welcome a fresh and current take on an old classic if its done well. The comments that people make on here about Hollywood not having any original ideas so that’s the reason they rehash old movies is an ignorant statement as well.. There are a ton of original stuff that comes out every year (Check out the trailer for the film PIECES OF TALENT if you dare!)
        So grow the fuck up psople and stop bitching or else get some ambition and creativity and make your own film Like I do!!!

        • Clara Johnson (@claramjAnnaTorv) November 26, 2013 at 2:44 am

          TC I was just thinking what you already said, I mean if people don’t like the idea of a remake of any movie or TV show, then DON’T WATCH IT, its that simple people, stop the stupid whining every time and grow up!

      36. Angelita Vance November 26, 2013 at 1:04 am

        There could never be another Bub!! Im so afraid this is gonna suck:/

      37. Kelly Kuhn November 26, 2013 at 1:31 am

        remake??? are you flucking kidding me??? Cant people come up with anything original??? The take great movies and kill them with a remake… COME ON PEOPLE THINK OF NEW SHIT!!!!

      38. Jeremy Arruda November 26, 2013 at 1:36 am

        The real irony is that us horror fans complain so much about remakes, but when the remakes are finally released in theaters, we pay to see them anyway. So as much as we like to bitch about them, we are contributing to their continued success.

      39. Tony Zyber November 26, 2013 at 3:09 am

        Josh Stephens

      40. Robert O'Dell November 26, 2013 at 4:03 am

        Oh, Shit! Come on now with the friggin remakes already!!!!!

      41. Nelson Buck November 26, 2013 at 5:12 am

        Another one?

      42. Minnie Ford November 26, 2013 at 5:23 am

        Y bother makin a remake when they keep makin______Of The Dead everytime anyway.

      43. Luca Modica. November 26, 2013 at 6:03 am

        Great! Another classic gets rapped.

      44. David Brereton November 26, 2013 at 8:29 am

        Yeah because Day of the dead 2 and the first remake were just so awesome!!! (sarcasm) This is a classic, and though most do not agree, the best of Romero’s zombie films, perhaps even his best work period. It DOES NOT need a remake!! I did enjoy Zack Snyders remake of Dawn, but those involved at least tried to make a decent movie, Day of the Dead is brilliant as it is, if it is to be done then I at least hope they attempt to make a decent movie, not just steal the title and a couple of character names and places and slap out a generic and crud filled feature….or Bub will get you Puss Fucks!!!

      45. John DeGroot November 26, 2013 at 9:36 am

        Let me guess ….pg 13 cgi crapfest.just die hollywood.

      46. Michael J. O'Hearn November 26, 2013 at 2:30 pm

        Didn’t they already “remake” this and the remake produced a sequel? Will the remake be more like the original?

      47. Wolf Zilla November 26, 2013 at 2:51 pm

        Teacher was a fan of Romero

      48. Derek Smith November 26, 2013 at 4:22 pm

        I think they should give it another shot but this time take a long hard Look at what made Zack Snyder’s “Dawn of the Dead” remake so awesome & use the exact same knowledge..they know they F#CKED up the last time so they would’nt wanna make the same mistake twice!!!

      49. Matt Hanke November 26, 2013 at 6:58 pm

        Really??? Is this announcement supposed to make me excited for the “project” or something??

      50. Michael R. Shields Jr. November 26, 2013 at 8:35 pm


      51. Igor Earl Hickey Kapslok November 26, 2013 at 8:51 pm

        that’s the dumbest thing ever to do, stop messing with good movies and be more creative and original, stupid hollywood.