Jeff Broadstreet, producer and director of last year’s NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD 3D (a very loose retelling of Romero’s 1968 classic), let Fango know that the film will be receiving a “rerelease in special shows across the United States this spring and summer ahead of its DVD release,” as well as in Russia, where it will open wide on April 26 (Russian theatrical poster pictured).
Written by Robert Valding, who also served as editor and visual FX artist on the film, the Sid Haig-starring zombie romp opened via Midnight Movies Entertainment last November in 145 theaters, and Broadstreet relates, “We didn’t do as well as we had hoped when the movie had its West Coast regional rollout; we opened on November 10, and that was BORAT’s second weekend when it when wide, and that film hurt everybody that weekend. But, to its credit, our distributor has such faith in the film that they’re re-releasing NOTLD 3D as a midnight movie, and we really seem to be finding our audience.”
Having just completed a successful six-week engagement at the Esquire Theater in Cincinnati, NOTLD 3D opens April 6 at the Alamo Drafthouse in San Antonio, Texas, April 13 at the Times Cinema in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and the Studio 35 Cinema in Columbus, Ohio. Many more playdates will be announced in the next few weeks, with Midnight Movies aiming to book the flick into 75-100 theaters. (For more info, check the “Release Info” section of the film’s official website here)
“A lot more people will now get a chance to see the film on the big screen in 3-D before it bows on DVD,” Broadstreet tells us. As for that disc, coming this Halloween from Lionsgate, the filmmaker says it “looks fantastic.” Stay tuned to this site for forthcoming content details.