Diary of the Dead Begins Shooting

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We just got word from the production team that Romero's Diary of the Dead has begun shooting and we have the complete casting lineup as well. Nearly 40 years after he re-invented the horror genre with "Night of the Living Dead", George A. Romero's "Diary of the Dead" began production yesterday in Toronto, Ontario. Filming will take place in and around the GTA for the next several weeks.

"Diary of the Dead" marks Romero's first independently financed zombie film in over two decades. Written and directed by Romero and produced by Romero-Grunwald Productions and Artfire Films, "Diary of the Dead" returns to the beginning of the living dead outbreak - telling the story of a group of student filmmakers who document their deadly encounters with ravenous flesh-eaters just as the world is first plunged into chaos. The film will showcase Romero's renowned sense of diabolical humour mixed with biting social commentary while utilizing the latest in filmmaking technologies to document the rising of the dead!

"Diary of the Dead" stars Joshua Close ("The Exorcism of Emily Rose", "K19: The Widowmaker"), Michelle Morgan ("Alien Fire"), Shawn Roberts ("Cheaper By The Dozen 2", "X-Men"), Joe Dinicol ("Weirdsville"), Phillip Riccio ("Rent-A-Goalie") and Scott Wentworth ("Elizabeth Rex"). The film is represented for U.S. Sales by John Sloss' Cinetic Media and foreign sales by Nicolas Chartier's Voltage Pictures, with several foreign deals already closed.

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