Romero Speaks On Diary of the DeadGoon
Romero has been pretty quiet while making his next dead film but worry not he is having a kick ass time. George Romero the king of the zombie genre has just released an open letter to all the fans. He just posted a blog with the following statement:
Lemme tell ya about Diary of the Dead. I love it. It's the first film since my original Night of the Living Dead that I can say is completely my own.
I've been trying to work under-the-radar, with no hype or press, but lately I've started hearing all kinds of shit about "What's goin' on with Romero?" "What's with his new film?"
Gimme a break over here! I'm up in Toronto workin' my ass off, making Diary the best it can be. Truth is, I'm having a blast. I've gone home to the kind of filmmaking that I used to do, back in the day.
Diary is a hundred percent independent, made with my partner, Peter Grunwald, and our new friends at Artfire. I haven't had this much freedom since 1968. The cast, of what film critics will probably call "unknowns" (they won't be for long) is, in my opinion, fuckin' great.
This one comes from my heart. It's not a sequel or a remake. It's a whole new beginning for the dead.
Thanks to all of you who are out there waiting and wondering. You guys, the fans, have always kept me going. Now Diary's keeping me going, night, dawn, and day.
I love this movie. I hope you will, too. I'll be back here from time to time to keep you posted. Stay tuned.
George A. Romero."
Long story short, Diary of the Dead is one of his most bad ass movies so far. I haven't seen the movie yet but Romero is definetly confident and very excited to get the movie out there to all of the fans. I can't wait to see his first indie film since Night of the Living Dead.