I wasn't all that thrilled when I first heard about this Day of the Dead remake; I wasn't exactly elated when Steve Miner (Friday the 13th 2, Halloween 7) was handed the director's chair; and now that I've seen the extended trailer for the new Day of the Dead -- I'm still not entriely convinced. But hey, I was wrong about the Dawn of the Dead remake. Happily wrong, I might add.

OK, so I'm being a little tough on Steve Miner. The second Friday was pretty solid, but then again, he also directed that 3-D one. Ugh. Other flicks in Miner's rather eclectic filmography include the amusing House, the uncomfortable Soul Man, the goofy Warlock, the painful Big Bully and the snarky Lake Placid. So at least the guy knows where to point a camera. The man adapting Romero's Day is Jeffrey Reddick, he of the original Final Destination and the not-so-original Tamara. Cast members include Ving Rhames, Mena Suvari, Nick Cannon and ... Ian McNeice? Interesting.

Bankrolled by Millennium Films, the new Day of the Dead looks to be shooting for an early 2007 release. No word yet on who'll be doing the distributin'.
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