Although legendary horror filmmaker George A. Romero passed away in 2017, it seems his iconic Dead series may have one final instalment left in it with THR reporting that the director’s widow Suzanne Romero has continued to develop his intended final chapter, titled Twilight of the Dead.
Romero has quietly completed a treatment for Twilight of the Dead with Paolo Zelati, who approached Suzanne Romero for permission to continue working on the script following the director’s passing from lung cancer.
“I gave him my full blessing as long as I could be there every step of the way for it to remain true to George’s vision,” said Suzanne Romero. “We had a solid treatment and the beginning of the script. I can 100 percent say that George would be incredibly happy to see this continue. He wanted this to be his final stamp on the zombie genre.”
“Everything started with my question to him: ‘Where do the zombies go at the end of Land of the Dead?'” added Zelati. “It is no secret that Diary and Survival were not the way he envisioned the series ending, and George knew it very well. “Twilight of the Dead was his goodbye to the genre he created and wanted to go out with a powerful film.”
“This is the film he wanted to make. And while someone else will carry the torch as the director, it is very much a George A. Romero film,” said Suzanne Romero, who is currently meeting with potential directors for the project.
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While specifics are being kept under wraps, the logline for Twilight of the Dead reads: “The story is set in a decimated world. Life has all but disappeared. But there still may be hope for humanity.”