The Horror Honeys: Honey Buzz ~ Romero's ORIGINS moves ahead

Honey Buzz ~ Romero's ORIGINS moves ahead

Released in 1968, George Romero's Night of the Living Dead was shot in black and white for $114,000 and grossed $30 millon worldwide, spawned a slew of Living Dead films, a documentary, was selected for preservation in the National Film Registry and now, a prequel written and directed by Romero's son is headed for production.

Radar Pictures has come on board to produce writer-director Cameron Romero’s Origins, the genesis story of his father’s iconic Night of the Living Dead. Production is planned for later this year.
The story: Set at the height of the Cold War, one scientist tries to give the world its best hope for survival and instead, unleashes its worse nightmare.

Origins is a great opportunity for me to continue the family tradition of creating haunting and ever-evolving depictions of the undead, and a great opportunity for Romero fans to see a story of zombie inception never portrayed before,”  - Cameron Romero 
Am I into this? Hell yes. I'm a delusional sucker for prequels, and a prequel for a story like Night of the Living Dead, a horror movie classic staple, is almost too good to pass up. My personal hope is that Cameron Romero has a similar aesthetic to his father, and that it's also shot in black and white and with a vintage feel to it. I'll definitely be watching for news on this project.


(Source: Variety