George A.Romero’s final movie might be completed.
According to THR, Suzanne Romero, wife of the late film director, has quietly been working with screenwriters on the script – and now needs a director to bring it to fruition.
Before passing away in 2017, the famed zombie king of cinema was developing “Twilight of the Dead”, a concluding chapter intended to be his final statement on the genre.
The film’s logline? “The story is set in a decimated world. Life has all but disappeared. But there still may be hope for humanity.”
Romero wrote the treatment with Paolo Zelati. After the “Dawn of the Dead” helmer’s death, Zelati asked Suzanne Romero for permission to continue with the script. Joe Knetter and Robert L. Lucas were enticed to help.
“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,” says 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.”
Romero’s last two films were “Diary of the Dead” and “Survival of the Dead”.
“It is no secret that Diary and Survival were not the way he envisioned the series ending, and George knew it very well,” notes Zelati. “Twilight of the Dead was his goodbye to the genre he created and wanted to go out with a powerful film.”