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Romero Is 'Dead' Again

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You can't keep a "Dead" man down.

Only a year after "Land of the Dead" stirred up strong reviews, but sub-par box office, George A. Romero is moving back into the zombie business with "George A. Romero's Diary of the Dead."

Romero will writer, direct and produce the new project through his Romero-Grunwald Prods. Artfire Films is financing the film, while Voltage Pictures has the worldwide sales rights.

The "Diary of the Dead" plot involves a group of student filmmakers shooting a movie in the woods. Naturally, they are attacked by a group of zombies, which makes for an unpleasant experience on several levels.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the film will be budgeted at under $5 million and will begin production in Toronto on Oct. 11.

"It has my sensibilities, my sense of socioeconomic satire and it has my zombies," Romero tells the industry trade. "They're not rushing around -- they're gonna be moving slow."

"Diary of the Dead" follows "Night of the Living Dead," 1978's "Dawn of the Dead," 1985's "Day of the Dead" and 2005's "Land of the Dead," which made $43 million worldwide.

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