British Remake of Night of the Living Dead Gets International Distribution
One little mistake on the title … just one little mistake and the result is the horror community getting version after version of remakes and re-imaginings of George Romero’s classic and “game changer,” NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD. For those of you that may not be familiar with the aforementioned copyright error, the first prints of NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD didn’t use the title we know it as today. Instead, it referred to the movie as NIGHT OF THE FLESH EATERS, one of the working titles of the movie. Before release, though, the title was changed to its more familiar version but when changing the title card the distributor forgot to put the copyright notice on the final print. This results in any schmuck who thinks they’re a filmmaker but who can’t come up with an original idea cranking out yet another version of the seminal classic.
And here’s another one.
The British are throwing their heads … I mean hats … into the ring with their remake, titled NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD: RESURRECTION. Unfortunately this project has recently found international distribution. I’m not passing judgment on this film, but what I am being negative about is being bombarded by yet another remake of Romero’s classic. Enough already!! Here’s the press release:
4Digital Media has acquired the UK distribution rights to Night of the Living Dead: Resurrection. Based on the 1968 horror classic, the story focuses on four generations of a family trapped in a farmhouse in Wales during a zombie apocalypse.
James Plumb directed from a script he co-wrote with producer Andrew Jones. Independent Moving Pictures’ Rob Graham and Manish Patel executive produced. NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD: RESURRECTION will receive a limited theatrical release in select UK cinemas followed by a DVD and VOD release.
North Bank Entertainment’s Andrew Jones and 4Digital Media’s Tony Taglienti made the deal.
Andrew Jones: “We are delighted to be teaming up with 4Digital Media to bring NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD: RESURRECTION to UK audiences. This film is a completely different take on the classic concept so audiences going into this movie expecting a retread of the original film will be surprised by the new twists and turns our story takes. Zombies have penetrated popular culture, and in recent years they have often been used in humorous ways. But we are aiming purely for scares with this film while adding a new level of threat to our main protagonists in order to really ramp up the tension.”