Re: First they remade Night, Then Dawn, Now Day of the Dead

Hey kids some roles have been filled and you will be surprised at who is playing Rhodes! Trust me I was.. Check it out..

http://www.horror-movies.ca/horror_6172.html

Re: First they remade Night, Then Dawn, Now Day of the Dead

I hope Ving mentions his couisin or brother who is a cop. Then it would have a loose affiliation at least. After all, in Dawn '04 he was trying to reach the millitary base where is brother was.

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neutral Hopefullt that doesn't mean the crazy Rhodes is being misplaced for a bad-ass Rhodes.

I can just imagine...
"Rhames?! Rhames you bastard!"

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Personally, I would have picked Gary Oldman, Ed Harris or Laurence Fishburne for that role. Ving Rhames is a good actor though. I hope he does the role of Capt.Rhodes justice. 
Man, I can't believe that I'm actually looking forward to this movie. The original is one of the best zombie movies ever imo. so it doesn't really need to be remade.

Greg wrote:

I hope Ving mentions his couisin or brother who is a cop. Then it would have a loose affiliation at least. After all, in Dawn '04 he was trying to reach the millitary base where is brother was.

His twin brother, that is big_smile

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So in this remake Bub is played by a guy named Stark Stands who has a blog. This is an excerpt from that blog about how the movie is going:
http://www.starksandsonline.com/august.html

Time for a long-overdue update. I have some exciting news, that I have been biting my tongue about to stay on the safe side.

I recently arrived in Bulgaria to shoot a horror film called Day of the Dead. It is a remake of a classic film by the master of the genre, George Romero. I was offered the role weeks ago, but I decided to keep it to myself until I actually started shooting, because I have already experienced what its like to have a film fall apart a day before it begins. Not this time, though. So here I am in BULGARIA. What?!

This is a weird place. It's unlike any country I've ever been to, because they have a different alphabet than most of the world. Looks like Russian, if you've ever seen it. So I can't read anything, and I can't phonetically spell anything, either, which is a first. Getting around on my own without a driver would be a nightmare, also because Bulgarians don't have to pass a driving test to get a license. Just got to fork over some cash, and you are an official driver. It makes for some pretty harrowing situations in the cabs. They also don't believe in seatbelts. Don't get me started on that.

The film is a typical zombie movie-- virus infects town, people start biting each other, virus spreads by the bites, and a handful of survivors try to make it out of town alive. In this one, the military is brought in to enforce a quarantine on the small town of Leadville, CO, because of the mysterious virus. Once they realize the virus eventually makes people start ravenously attacking each other, it's too late... EXCEPT for a few. The principal characters are Sarah Cross (Mena Suvari)-- a tough young army corporal; Salazar (Nick Cannon)-- a sharp tongued army badass; Bud Crain (me)-- a freshly scrubbed young private seeing his first real action; their Captain Rhodes (Ving Rhames); and Sarah's younger brother and his girlfriend (Michael Welch & Annalynne McCord). I have a fantastic part in this one. I am a nervous, vegetarian private who is sweet on Mena's character from the beginning. I've never seen combat before, but as soon as people start changing I get to kick some serious zombie ass. About halfway through the film, I am bitten on the wrist, and after pouring bleach on the wound in an attempt to clean it, Mena handcuffs me to the backseat of the Hummer we are traveling in, in case I change. When she and Nick return from the gun store they are looting, I have become a zombie, but they notice that I'm not trying to eat them (I have the distinction of being the first ever vegetarian zombie), so they keep me around. I also seem to retain some of my former self, so if I start to wander off they just bark some military orders at me (Atten-HUT, about-FACE, etc) and I do a zombie version of the order. Without giving too much away, I end up saving the day at the end of the film, so I am loving this job. Wait till you see the zombie make-up they have me in, it's amazing. Our make-up team just came off of Pirates of the Caribbean 2 & 3. They are phenomenal.

So I will be here in Sofia, Bulgaria, for 6 weeks, working pretty much every day. We are 10 hours ahead of LA time here, so the jet lag was pretty rough. Everyone has been great to work with, we are all getting along well. I just got back from golfing with Nick, his friend Kase, and the director Steve Miner. I'm off to go watch the original Day of the Dead up in my room now, so I can see what exactly we are re-making. If anyone out there has any tips on Bulgaria, let me know. This place is pretty intimidating. I will try to get clearance to post some pics of me in zombie mode here on the site... You won't believe how good this is going to look.

Stark

Vegetarian zombies? I am not too sure about that.

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This guys enthusiasms THAT high he's only just bothered his arse to watch the original. Wait till you see the make up??? listen Mr, I HAVE SEEN Day/Contagium and i swear to god i wish duddelson/clavell were dead too. I feel a lot worse after reading this guys blog, its just the blind leading the blind again and it aint gonna cum near Dawn 04, which i really liked.

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It will suck in comparison but I think it might be good if not compared to the original.

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I liked the night remake.  I liked the Dawn remake.  Who knows what will happen with the Day remake.  So far the casting IMO has been a bit of a dissapointment.

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Night was decent...Dawn i liked the different approach with more than just four personalities....and considering i read some of the recently posted spoilers...it sounds like it may be pretty good...never know though, im anticipating Diary more.

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me to, considering its being done by Romero.  I know a lot of people who were totaly turned off by the fact of zombies being able to run.

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I didn't like the idea of running zombies when I first read about DOTD '04, but I gave the movie the benefit of the doubt and really liked it. I just look at it as a totally different type of horror film with no connection the the original. I plan to do the same with this one and hope for the best. And I will try not to compare the two movies either.

Last edited by Greg (2006-08-28 21:25:48)

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With that attitude Greg, theres no way you can go wrong.  Im with ya.

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ok now im annoyed by one thing the romero series went in order with night the beginning of the it dawn the fall of the human day the zombies take over the world and land was only small groups of ppl lived though it all on the night remake was good the dawn was good but they had it from the beginning of the takeover and now their doing the same with day one day zombies takeover their town its kinda gay so share ur thoughts with this one

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well im pretty against remakes, so i dont think them changing the storyline for Day is smart, nor do i think casting Nick Cannon is any better...

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well, its a lot cheaper to to tell the story from the start of the infection, and believe me, cheap is the name of the game with the other 2 idiots i mentioned. by the end credits, they'll have taken over the world, and we'll all have to wait for the sequel, which has been done, and is the shittiest of the shittest movies ever....

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I just don't know what to think about this one.  I just wish they didn't have a Bub because I really don't think anyone else can play him.