CGI 'Night of the Living Dead' Prequel in the Works   

September 16, 2009 It's the movie that keeps coming back at you in 3D. First, a 3D remake came out a few years back. This October, a 3D remastering of the original 1968 film is coming at us.

Now, "Night of the Living Dead" is getting a 3D CGI format prequel -- with no involvement of George Romero.

Reports the Heatvision blog:

Titled “Night of the Living Dead: Origins,” the re-imagining is being directed by newcomer Zebediah de Soto and produced by Simon West and Simon West Productions president Jib Polhemus.

On the story front, De Soto, who wrote the script with David R. Schwartz, wants to update the tale partially by bringing out the characters’ backstories and make what he called “an American-style anime.”

The latter will be done by using new technology the filmmaker is inventing. De Soto, along with partner Gus Malliarodaki founded New Golden Digital, a digital effects company which develops cutting-edge hardware and software.

The film will apparently feature some of the original film's characters and show what happened before the events of the '68 masterpiece. Guess we'll finally find out what happened to Ben at that diner.

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