News George Romero’s ‘Road of the Dead’ to Get AFM Launch by Elle Driver, JoBro and EMAfilms Published 12 months ago on October 28, 2017 By Nick Bond Share Tweet Filming is gearing up with The Witch, Patti Cake$ and Pyewacket producer JoBro Productions & Film Finance and EMAfilms (Radius, Turbo Kid) on board as producers with Elle Driver, Birman, Manjourides and Martell taking executive producer credits, ScreenDaily reports. The production features a number of other Romero collaborators, notably special make-up effects creator Greg Nicotero, co-founder of the Oscar-winning special effects group KNB EFX Group and co-executive producer, supervisor and occasional director on The Walking Dead. Road of the Dead takes place six years after 2005’s post-apocalyptic Land of the Dead and is set on an island where zombie prisoners race cars in a modern-day Coliseum for the entertainment of wealthy humans. 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.” Matt Birman describes the project as “Road Warrior meets Rollerball at a Nascar race”, and reveals significant inspiration was taken from Ben-Hur. Road of the Dead is co-written by Romero and is set to be directed by Birman, who worked beside Romero as a second unit director on Land of the Dead, Diary of the Dead, and Survival of the Dead. Matt Manjourides and Justin Martell produce, alongside Romero and Birman. Related Topics:George A. RomeroJustin MartellMatt BirmanMatt ManjouridesRoad of the Dead Up Next Simon Pegg Says He’s Written a Vampire-Driven ‘Shaun Of The Dead’ Sequel Don't Miss Dan Aykroyd Talks ‘Ghostbusters’ Netflix Series Featuring the Kids from “Stranger Things” Continue Reading Advertisement You may like Eureka Smash it Again With Their (UK) Release of George A. Romero’s ‘Monkey Shines’ on Blu-Ray Shudder and Greg Nicotero to Resurrect ‘Creepshow’ With New Anthology Series Scream Factory Announces Upgraded Presentation of ‘Creepshow’ on Collector’s Edition Blu-Ray George A. Romero’s ‘The Crazies’ Getting a 4K Restoration (UK) Blu-Ray Soldiers Take on Zombies in This New ‘Day of the Dead: Bloodline’ Clip New ‘Day of the Dead: Bloodline’ Clip Unleashes Johnathon Schaech as Max 2 Comments Facebook Advertisement Dark Universe Presents https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t0T8C3JIJLA&t=22s Twitter Follow @DUHDNews Advertisement Latest Popular Videos Blu-Ray & DVD1 day ago Peter Jackson Confirms that ‘Bad Taste’, ‘Braindead’, and ‘Meet the Feebles’ Will Get 4K Restorations on Blu-Ray Blu-Ray & DVD2 days ago ‘Halloween’ 2018 is Now Available to Pre-Order on 4K Ultra HD (UK) Blu-Ray! News2 days ago Watch Robert Englund as Freddy Krueger in First Teaser Clip from “The Goldbergs” Reviews3 days ago Review: ‘Halloween’ (2018) Delivers on its Promise to Make Michael Myers Scary Again! News5 days ago Official ‘Death House’ Trailer, Bloody Imagery, and Poster Awakens Hell Blu-Ray & DVD1 day ago Peter Jackson Confirms that ‘Bad Taste’, ‘Braindead’, and ‘Meet the Feebles’ Will Get 4K Restorations on Blu-Ray News3 weeks ago ‘Halloween’ Writer Danny McBride Has Ideas for Potential Sequel News2 weeks ago Rob Zombie Shares New Photo of Sid Haig as Captain Spaulding in ‘Three From Hell’ News3 weeks ago New Video Takes You Behind-the-Scenes of David Gordon Green’s ‘Halloween’ Blu-Ray & DVD4 weeks ago Tom Savini’s 1990 ‘Night of the Living Dead’ Remake is Available Again on U.S. Blu-Ray Advertisement Trending Horror Lists3 years ago The Many Different Michael Myers Masks Used In Halloween: H20 News1 year ago Todd McFarlane Makes An Announcement on His ‘Spawn’ Script News1 year ago Photo of Doug Bradley Back in Pinhead Makeup for First Time in 12 Years! Blu-Ray & DVD1 year ago Arrow Video Bringing J.S. Cardone’s 1982 Slasher ‘The Slayer’ to Blu-Ray! News1 year ago George A. Romero to Bring ‘Pint of the Living Dead’ to Ottawa ComicCon News2 years ago Official “Friday the 13th: The Game” Release Date Finally Announced! News1 year ago New Photos From Adam Ripp’s Demonic Horror Flick ‘Devil’s Whisper’ News1 year ago Spike’s “The Mist” New Series Trailer Features Gore and Scares!