We’re currently in the horror movie reboot and sequel craze, and one classic film is about to get its long-awaited return.
After almost 50 years, a Night Of The Living Dead sequel is finally in the works.
Bloody Disgusting has reported that a Night Of The Living Dead sequel is reportedly in the works, which ironically (or unironically) follows the celebration of this year being the film’s 50th anniversary.
As the site reports, earlier this week it was revealed that Living Dead Media is planning to revive the film by giving the classic film a sequel, with a script penned from the original writers from the 1968 original.
A statement from Living Dead media reads as follows:
“That history and Night Of The Living Dead’s place on the Mt. Rushmore of horror films is known by most horror fans and people all over the world,” the statement reads. “But, unknown to most is that in the 1970’s, the original writers and producers of Night Of The Living Dead penned a sequel to their masterpiece. A sequel that inexplicably has gone unproduced for over forty years – until now. Living Dead Media has brushed away the dirt from this amazing follow up to a classic and brought together a great team to produce the new film.”
Further details on the forthcoming film are being kept under wraps, so it’s unclear as to whether or not the film will be a direct sequel to the first film or if it will be staged in a different setting.
Either way, it appears that we won’t have to wait too much longer to find out. As Bloody Disgusting notes, there are plans to release Night Of Tthe Living Dead Part II sometime in 2019.
Of course, Night Of The Living Dead Part II isn’t the first sequel or spin-off from the original film. The original film was followed by 1978’s Dawn Of The Dead and 1985’s Day Of The Dead.
Are you excited for Night Of The Living Dead Part II? What do you hope happens in the sequel? Let us know by sounding off in the comments below!
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