He's almost 70 years old, but genre great George A. Romero still has a few zombie stories up his sleeve. According to Variety, the hard-working horror-maker has already started production on an as-yet-untitled horror film. Oh, and get this: It's a zombie movie! (Like most fans, I really dig films like Martin and The Crazies, but I suppose I dig George's zombie tales the most.) Shooting has already begun in Ontario, and it sure looks like Romero is going the indie route again. No word yet on who'll be distributing this one (once it's finished) but the folks at Cinetic Media will be handling those duties.

The flick will be about some folks on "an isolated island off the North American coast who find their relatives rising from the dead to eat their kin. The leaders of the island feud over whether or not to kill their reanimated relatives or preserve them in hopes of finding a cure." So to those who wondered how George could keep the armageddon going after Night, Dawn, Day, Land and Diary, now you know: Island of the Dead. Works for me. Here's hoping Romero introduces a really goofy Gilligan-style character -- and has him devoured in the first ten minutes.
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