Get your PC classics at
Picture of the Week
Tim Cain, master of Fallout and King of the land.
Fallout 4 Responses: What do you think of it?
I'm enjoying it! 23%
I like it, but I have a lot of the same frustrations from Fallout 3 23%
I'm not enjoying the new features/additions 7%
I'm dissatisfied and/or hoping Obsidian gets another shot 46%
Total Votes: 13
Flower Power

Username: Password:
Log me on automatically each visit
If you haven't already, you can register an account.

Search News Archives
Use the following form to search for news items which match the selected search criteria.
Diary of the Dead direct to video?
Diary of the Dead direct to video? [ Film & TV -> Update ]
Posted by Mr. Teatime Sat 02 Sep 2006, 6:19 PM
More info on Film & TV: Diary of the Dead

George Romero's cut himself loose of hollywood for his next film, Diary of the Dead, that apparently goes back to the initial outbreak of zombies in his apocalyptic vision. And now he's saying he's planning possibly to take it direct to video. George's reason is that he can do the movie his way, put in violence that they wouldn't allow to be in the cinemas, and generally make the film he wants without having to worry about Hollywood telling him what he can and can't do. I think this is a good thing.

Diary will follow the exploits of a group of college students who are making a horror film. When the news breaks that the dead are returning to life, the group hops into their van with their camera in an attempt to try and get some footage.

"I want to do this from a subjective kind of view with no music. You know, something really raw," Romero elaborates. "So it's kind of a stylistic experiment, a low budget, under the radar kind of thing that's just sort of from the heart."

Right now Diary of the Dead looks like something Romero is more interested in releasing in a direct-to-video capacity instead of theatrically, although that might happen as well.

Why direct-to-video? George can do more of what he wants that way. Especially pertaining to how much violence can be showcased in the movie. Diary is a project he is making for his fans independent of all the usual Hollywood rules and regulations. Romero also assured me that there will be the right kind of gore in the film that we all know and love, and he is in talks with Greg Nicotero of KNB to do the effects.

It's clear that this is not something forced on George - he could make a big screen film, but is choosing not to. So I think this will turn out pretty good.

Spotted @
There are 16 comments on this article. Click here to comment.

^ Support DAC!
Related news items
All news related to Film & TV: Diary of the Dead
Last 5 news items under Film & TV -> Update
Last 5 news items in the Topic Area: Film & TV
Last 5 news items in the Category: Update
Last 5 news items spotted at
Last 5 news items posted by Mr. Teatime
All news items posted on Sat 02 September 2006


Hot Topics
Help Support DAC!
International DAC
Fallout Series
Official sites
Hosted Sites
Our Friends
Site hosted by Sorcerer's Place