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Cameron Romero Announces an Homage to His Late Father George A. Romero


Late last night Cameron Romero announced a title change and unveiled the teaser poster for the "love letter" to his father the late George A. Romero on his Facebook page. I was on the fence about this project due to zombie fatigue. But that image above has me excited for the possibilities. Below is Cameron's post in its entirety.


This may be the coolest announcement I've made... ever. The best part is that this is only PART 1!
Since my dad passed away on July 16th, I've seen him honored by fans, members of the industry (some of whom truly loved, respected and looked up to him and some who are truly opportunists hoping to capitalize on his name). I've watched amazing filmmakers issue tributes, thanks and inspirational credits to my dad... I've watched millions of fans around the world grieve, celebrate, mourn, lament and iconize his name, reputation, body of work, etc... I've watched him receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (online, as I was not invited to the ceremony), I've watched him be honored with zombie walks, conventions, magazines, films, social media video tributes and just about anything else true fans of the man and what he did could think of to honor him... I've been sent photos of some amazing tattoos friends of mine have gotten and that fans have gotten to memorialize their love for his work... I've asked my friend, Jeffery Scott to design my memorial tattoo in only the way 1019 can do as himself, as my dear friend, as a man with insight into my relationship with my dad and as one of the most amazing artists I've ever had the privilege to call friend. I've lamented his loss with my brother, J.B. Beverley, shared a beer and some memories with friends like Chuck Daniels, cried on the shoulder of my best half, Becki Brewer and cried with Steve Barton, finally met and shared time with amazing friends like Scott Lake and Michael J. Junkin, talked and wrote for hours with my true and dear friend John Thaddeus, talked about the real future as the carrier of the family legacy with one of the best businessmen and a mentor of mine, Scott Valentine and spent all of that time with one goal in my heart and in my mind... to finally and without fail do whatever the Hell it takes to honor my father and his memory in the best and only way I know how to do. J Aaron Hager and I have spent a lot of time talking about a lot of things, but I have to give him a very special thanks for the following artwork.

Many of you know that I have been working to tell a story for many years... My dad read the script and called it "genius" (I'm not saying that from pride, it's an actual quote and I have the email to prove it! :)) 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...
This one...

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...

Those of you who have known about it for a long time and even helped support an indiegogo campaign a few years back to help me develop it to this point, know this project by its codename:
"ORIGINS."

It is with absolute great joy that I would like to present to you all very late this Halloween night, the announcement for this project's official title.
Shane Hurlbut Asc and I spoke last week and he has expressed to me that he as excited as I am to shoot this film with me.

Robert Kurtzman has expressed his excitement to deliver something y'all ain't never seen before with this one.

And it is my absolute promise to you all that this film will be everything it needs to be... it will be unapologetic... it will be the...

RISE OF THE LIVING DEAD

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