Three Zombies Join 'Dead' Remake

Ving Rhames, Mena Suvari and Nick Cannon are set to take the leads in the upcoming remake of "Day of the Dead."

According to media reports, Steve Miner ("Dawson's Creek") will direct the remake/sequel, working from a script by Jeffrey Reddick.

In George Romero's delightfully simple 1985 zombie pic, a surviving group of scientists and military personnel have taken refuge in an elaborate bunker. As tensions within the bunker rise, the zombie menace outside begins to encroach, as carnage ensues.

This is familiar territory for Rhames, who also starred in 2004's "Dawn of the Dead" remake. Last seen in "Mission: Impossible III," Rhames already has "Idlewild" in the can.

Suvari, still best known for "American Beauty" and "American Pie" has been a busy woman, appearing in "Domino," "Standing Still" and "Rumor Has It" in recent months.

Cannon will next appear in animated form in "Monster House." The "Underclassman" star has also completed turns in "Bobby" and in the next two parts of the "Goal!" trilogy.

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