Animation Magazine reports that Zebediah de Soto, the digital effects artist, is going to take a shot at remaking the horror classic NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD. De Soto plans to revamp the zombie flick with 3D, more character backstory, and an “American-style anime” look.
The director plans to use a real-time effects system he developed with partner Gus Malliarodaki at their New Golden Digital Effects company. The system is called “The Beast” and it allows filmmakers to direct CG performances the same way as live-action ones.
Like the zombies in George Romero’s original movie, the remakes just keep coming. It was redone in 1990 and again in as a 3D flick in 2006. They say that imitation is the highest form of flattery. If this is true, then NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD is one of the most loved movies in the world.