We don't cover many movies here at DaC, but screw it. George Romero is great. And it's just been announced that he's working on the 5th film in the zombie-apocalypse '... of the dead' series, which started in the 1960s with Night of the Living Dead. This one's called, somewhat lamely, Diary of the Dead:
The dead are rising again.
Hollywood Reporter writes that horror maven George A. Romero has signed
on to write and direct "George A. Romero's Diary of the Dead," the
latest sequel to his 1968 cult classic "Night of the Living Dead."
With a story mixing elements of "The Blair Witch Project" and the
long-running "Dead" series, the film will follow a group of college
students shooting a horror movie in the woods who stumble upon a real
zombie uprising. When the onslaught begins, they seize the moment as
any good film students would, capturing the undead in a "cinema verite"
style that causes more than the usual production headaches.
After going more than two decades without making an independently
financed zombie film, Romero told his production partner Peter Grunwald
he was frustrated working within the system. "I was trying to convince
Peter we could just run off and do it ourselves," he said.
It's not clear on whether this is a direct sequel or something of a spin off, but I don't care that much: nobody does zombies munching on brains like George Romero.