News George Romero’s Son Announces ‘Night of the Living Dead’ Prequel ‘Rise of the Living Dead’ Published 12 months ago on November 1, 2017 By Nick Bond Share Tweet Today Dark Universe got word that Cameron Romero, son of the late George A. Romero, revealed on his Facebook page that his $30,000 Indiegogo funded Night of the Living Dead prequel Origins will now officially be known as Rise of the Living Dead! Check out the following statement from George Cameron Romero: “Many of you know that I have been working to tell a story for many years,” shared Romero. “My dad read the script and called it ‘genius.’ Many have approached me about making this film and I’ve said no to many because even though I’m not a ‘precious’ artist, this one is special… this one is mine… this one… is my love letter to my dad… to his work… to the fact that he was once called the most dangerous filmmaker alive… to the fact that society in 1968 wanted to shut him up as much as they wanted to celebrate him.” He continued, “This one is the prelude to Night, the film that created the pop culture phenomenon that has inspired thousands of filmmakers from backyard auteurs to $180M features to the single longest running and most successful show in the history of television. This one has been a long time coming. And it is my absolute promise to you all that this film will be everything it needs to be.” More plot information is included below, which comes from the official Origins campaign. Synopsis: “Origins takes place in the Turmoil of the 1960’s just shortly before “Night of the Living Dead”, and explains how The ‘Original’ Romero Zombie was created. In 1962, Dr. Ryan Cartwright was on the scientific and altruistic path to find a way for humans to sustain life in the event of M.A.D (Mutual Assured Destruction), a huge topic brought on by the Cuban Missile Crisis. Little did he know that over the course of the next several years of his life, he would take a well-funded and military focused journey to the darkest corners of the world… as he creates the ultimate weapon for the government and a curse that will plague mankind for the rest of days.” It’s early days yet, but here’s the awesome poster artwork for Rise of the Living Dead. Related Topics:George A. RomeroGeorge Cameron RomeroNight Of The Living DeadRise of the Living Dead Up Next ‘Terrifier’ Director Damien Leone Talks Art Backstory and Potential New Sequel Don't Miss John Carpenter Confirms Next Year’s ‘Halloween’ Film Will Be the Last Sequel Ever! 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 More Guests Announced for ‘Halloween: 40 Years of Fear’ Documentary! Documentary: ‘Halloween: 40 Years of Fear’ Coming This October! George A. Romero’s ‘The Crazies’ Getting a 4K Restoration (UK) Blu-Ray Click to comment Facebook Advertisement Dark Universe Presents https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t0T8C3JIJLA&t=22s Twitter Follow @DUHDNews Advertisement Latest Popular Videos News19 hours ago Cavitycolors to Celebrates 40 Years of ‘Halloween’ With Soy Wax Candle and Mystery Enamel Pin Blu-Ray & DVD3 days ago ‘Urban Legend’ and ‘Urban Legends: Final Cut’ Slash onto Blu-Ray via Scream Factory News4 days ago Michael Myers Searches for Dana in New ‘Halloween’ Clip Blu-Ray & DVD5 days ago Colin Eggleston’s Australian Horror ‘Long Weekend’ Getting Special Edition (UK) Blu-Ray News5 days ago Freddy Krueger Fan Documentary “FredHeads” Gets an Official Trailer Music4 weeks ago Listen to John Carpenter’s Stunning First Track “The Shape Returns” for New ‘Halloween’ News2 weeks ago ‘Halloween’ Writer Danny McBride Has Ideas for Potential Sequel Blu-Ray & DVD3 weeks ago Tom Savini’s 1990 ‘Night of the Living Dead’ Remake is Available Again on U.S. Blu-Ray News1 week ago Rob Zombie Shares New Photo of Sid Haig as Captain Spaulding in ‘Three From Hell’ News2 weeks ago New Video Takes You Behind-the-Scenes of David Gordon Green’s ‘Halloween’ 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 News1 year 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!