News George A. Romero Reveals More ‘Road of the Dead’ Plot Details Published 2 years ago on July 7, 2017 By Nick Bond Share Tweet While George A. Romero struggles to make his latest zombie flick Road of the Dead a reality, his luck might be about to change at this years Frontières co-production market, which could be the perfect place to seek the financing needed. The new flick is co-written by Romero and is set to be directed by Matt Birman. Synopsis: “In the darkest days of the zombie apocalypse, the last safe place on earth is anything but, as a mad despot uses the spectacle of high octane carnage to keep control of his populous.” Romero recently spoke with Rue Morgue to discuss his next hopeful project Road of the Dead, and by reading the plot details, it sounds like it’s going to be something totally different to his past zombie flicks. “It’s set in a sanctuary city where this fat cat runs a haven for rich folks, and one of the things that he does is stage drag races to entertain them,” Romero told the site. “There’s a scientist there doing genetic experiments, trying to make the zombies stop eating us, and he has discovered that with a little tampering, they can recall certain memory skills that enable them to drive in these races. So it’s a demolition derby with zombies at the wheels, and of course the shit hits the fan in other ways. It’s really a romp; it’s great fun, with stunts galore.” Romero delves deeper, “This one is really almost a comedy, though it’s got scares and spooky moments and all that. It’s more about suspense than blood. While there is gore, it’s not overt; there are no big, operatic sequences where people get torn apart. There’s slapstick in it, but it’s mostly stunts; it’s quite different. One character dies, for example, in a tragic way, but was once in NASCAR and is able to come back and drive. It’s that kind of looney-tunes.” “It’s really THE FAST AND THE FURIOUS with zombies.“ Head on over to Rue Morgue to learn more. Related Topics: Up Next ‘Dawn of the Dead’ Remake Gets a Scream Factory Collector’s Blu-Ray! Don't Miss First Look at the Official Poster for Lionsgate’s Upcoming ‘Jigsaw’ Advertisement You may like Click to comment Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Facebook Advertisement Dark Universe Presents https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t0T8C3JIJLA&t=22s Twitter Follow @DUHDNews Advertisement Latest Popular Videos Blu-Ray & DVD20 hours ago Sam Raimi’s Twisted Splatstick Sequel ‘Evil Dead 2’ is Getting a 4K Ultra HD (UK) Blu-Ray Blu-Ray & DVD21 hours ago Scream Factory Shares Bonus Feature Details for ‘Willard’ Blu-Ray News22 hours ago ‘Halloween’ Producer Ryan Turek “Would Love” to Work on Next ‘Friday the 13th’ Movie News2 days ago Anne Hathaway Lands Role as the Grand High Witch in New Adaptation of ‘The Witches’ Blu-Ray & DVD2 days ago Pet Sematary Getting 30th Anniversary Limited Edition Steelbook 4K Ultra HD (UK) Blu-Ray News1 week ago Michael Myers Watches Allyson as She Encounters a Hanging Dog in Haunting Deleted Scene News3 weeks ago Deleted Scene from ‘Halloween’ Reveals What Happened to Cameron Blu-Ray & DVD1 week ago Tom Holland’s ‘Fright Night’ Gets an Unlimited US Blu-Ray Release from Sony News3 weeks ago New Line’s ‘A Nightmare on Elm Street’ Reimagining is Still Happening Blu-Ray & DVD4 weeks ago ’70s Giallo ‘Strip Nude For Your Killer’ Comes to Blu-Ray With New 2K Restoration from Arrow Video News2 days ago (Video) Breaking: ‘Ghostbusters 3’ Coming in (2020) Teases Return of the Classic Ecto-1 News3 days ago Horror Short ‘Knock Knock Knock Knock’ Homages Dario Argento, Mario Bava and Lucio Fulci News1 week ago Michael Myers Watches Allyson as She Encounters a Hanging Dog in Haunting Deleted Scene News2 weeks ago Jackson Robert Scott is Possessed by an Evil Entity in the New Trailer for ‘The Prodigy’ News2 weeks ago Official Trailer for ‘Blood Bound’ Plays With Dark Magic Advertisement Trending Horror Lists3 years ago The Many Different Michael Myers Masks Used In Halloween: H20 News2 years ago Todd McFarlane Makes An Announcement on His ‘Spawn’ Script News2 years ago Photo of Doug Bradley Back in Pinhead Makeup for First Time in 12 Years! News2 years ago George A. Romero to Bring ‘Pint of the Living Dead’ to Ottawa ComicCon Blu-Ray & DVD2 years ago Arrow Video Bringing J.S. Cardone’s 1982 Slasher ‘The Slayer’ to Blu-Ray! News2 years ago Official “Friday the 13th: The Game” Release Date Finally Announced! News2 years ago New Photos From Adam Ripp’s Demonic Horror Flick ‘Devil’s Whisper’ News2 years ago Spike’s “The Mist” New Series Trailer Features Gore and Scares!