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By Alex Gilyadov at IGN.com
Night of the Living Dead filmmaker George A. Romero’s next project is a race car zombie movie.
Romero co-wrote the film, titled George A. Romero Presents: Road of the Dead, with Matt Birman, who’s also directing. The movie will make its way to Frontières, the Fantasia International Film Festival’s annual film co-production market in Montreal, which takes place from July 20 to July 23, according to Indiewire.
Birman was a second unit director on Romero’s last three films, including Survival of the Dead, Diary of the Dead and Land of the Dead. He first pitched the idea of Road of the Dead almost 10 years ago, which Birman says takes heavy inspiration from Ben-Hur, Rollerball and The Road Warrior. The story follows zombie prisoners racing cars for the wealthy in a modern-day Coliseum on a remote island.
Last year, Romero discussed the current state of zombie movies and why, because of the success of The Walking Dead, he can’t make zombie films of “substance” anymore.
Alex Gilyadov is a freelance writer for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter.