Diamond Dead: Ridley Scott Signs on

According to Variety, Ridley and Tony Scott's Scott Free has come aboard to produce Diamond Dead, a black comedy to be directed by Night of the Living Dead helmer George Romero.

Richard Hartley ("Stealing Beauty") has composed the music for a pic about a garage band brought back from the grave for a rocket ride to stardom. Brian Cooper wrote the script, which Romero has rewritten.

Project came out of the crypt last fall. The Scott brothers will join Andrew Gaty and his A.G. Prods. as the pic's producers.

The film revolves around a mediocre '80s-style band whose hopes for success seem dashed when they are killed. The young woman who caused their deaths tries to make amends by agreeing to a pact with the devil. The group is suddenly the hottest band around, even though its members are zombies.
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