Variety reports that Steve Miner has been tapped to direct the Millennium Films and Emmett/Furla Films remake of George Romero's 1985 zombie film Day of the Dead. Miner has some history with horror flicks, having directed the likes of H20and Lake Placid. Variety also states that Jeffrey Reddick, co-writer of Final Destination, is penning the updated script.

I’m not sure how to go about offering opinions on this new information. While I’m not a big horror fan (as I’ve mentioned before), I do certainly recognize the greatness of Romero’s classic Dead films, and we’ve obviously seen that remakes of them can be at least moderately successful. From what I know of Miner, he’s not exactly an amazing director, but he’s no Uwe Boll, either. I can’t say that I expect greatness from this remake, but I suppose Romero sets a high bar. Any Romero (or Miner) fans out there with an opinion?

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