Back in July we bought you news that Lati Grobman and actress/producer Christa Campbell ('Drive Angry'), the guys behind this years slasher sequel 'Texas Chainsaw 3D', acquired the rights to George Romero's 'Day of the Dead'. Now a writer and directer have both been secured for the remake for Millennium Films and Taurus Entertainment. 'House at the End of the Street' director Mark Tonderai has signed on to helm the project which according to producer Campbell has stated that they "...want to keep it as close to the Romero version as possible". Tonderai will direct from a script adapted by scribe Lars Jacobson. The 1985 original from George Romero marked the third chapter in his 'Dawn of...' franchise which would go on to spawn 3 further sequels all directed by the legendary horror filmmaker.
Director Steve Miner ('Lake Placid') attempted a redo himself back in 2008, which starred Mena Suvari ('American Beauty') and Ving Rhames ('Piranha'), but which was notably a flop compared to Zack Snyder and James Gunn's impressive 2004 remake of franchise predecessor 'Dawn of the Dead'.
Production is set to commence later this year and will be looking for a 2014 release date.