Cameron Romero's Night of the Living Dead Prequel Looks More Likely As Radar Pictures Joins Project
Cameron Romero's 'Origins', a prequel to his father's Night of the Living Dead just became a whole lot more likely with Radar Pictures signing on to produce the project. Some 16 years after George A. Romero's zombie classic premiered, his son Cameron went public with his plans to bring a prequel story to the big screen. A 2014 crowd-funding campaign helped Romero raise $30,000 for pre-production work, but with Radar Pictures on board, Origins should gain some much needed momentum with production planned to commence later this year.
Cameron Romero promises that Origins will not be just another Zombie movie, instead, it aims to further explore the legacy left by Romero's creation by building a backstory to one of horror's greatest creations. Here's how Romero describes the Origins story:
"Origins takes place in the Turmoil of the 1960's just shortly before "Night of the Living Dead", and explains how The 'Original' Romero Zombie was created.
In 1962, Dr. Ryan Cartwright was on the scientific and altruistic path to find a way for humans to sustain life in the event of M.A.D (Mutual Assured Destruction), a huge topic brought on by the Cuban Missile Crisis.
Little did he know that over the course of the next several years of his life, he would take a well-funded and military focused journey to the darkest corners of the world… as he creates the ultimate weapon for the government and a curse that will plague mankind for the rest of days."