Marvel and George Romero's Empire of the Dead to Be Made Into a TV Show

Thursday, 21 May 2015 - 12:04PM
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Thursday, 21 May 2015 - 12:04PM
Marvel and George Romero's Empire of the Dead to Be Made Into a TV Show
The "Godfather of the Dead" is at it again, as George A. Romero's limited Marvel Comics series "Empire of the Dead," is now being made into a television series. The series will be written by Romero himself, and development will move forward at the studio Demarest, which previously worked on films such as Tusk and A Most Wanted Man.

Romero is essentially the king of zombie apocalypse movies, revolutionizing the genre with his satirical horror films Night of the Living Dead, Dawn of the Dead, and Day of the Dead. His 15-issue miniseries, Empire of the Dead, takes a similarly tongue-in-cheek attitude towards the living dead, but wraps in vampire mythology as well as zombies.

Demarest's Sam Englebardt said of the project, "Demarest is thrilled to bring more of George's unique vision to screens everywhere, because he's truly the one who started it all." Yes, yes he is.

The official description for the series reads:

ZOMBIE GODFATHER GEORGE ROMERO UNLEASHES HIS NEXT UNDEAD EPIC-AS AN ALL-NEW MARVEL COMIC! Welcome to New York City years after the undead plague has erupted-but just because Manhattan has been quarantined, don't think that everyone inside is safe! Not only do flesh-eaters roam within Manhattan, but there's another ancient predator about to take a bite out of the Big Apple! Plus: It's a terrorizing team-up in variant cover form when the Zombie Godfather unites with the Zombie King.

Via Collider.
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