"Night of the Living Dead: Origins/Darkest Dawn" is setting the online world abuzz as fans seek for latest news and updates of the upcoming 3-D animated horror movie. While some fans are excited, others are disappointed that the remake will be an animated retelling of the 1968 George Romero classic.
Forty-seven years after its initial theatrical release in 1968, "Night of the Living Dead" is still terrifying horror fans and inspiring filmmakers. But on its IMDB page, fans had expressed their dismay when the remake was announced as a CG movie. They were even calling it an "awful idea."
"Nothing against CG movies, I actually love em, but a CG Night of the Living Dead? That's absurd," a fan commented. Another added, "This is such a desecration to the original and the remake. Why why why would you do this in animation. Absolutely absurd and ridiculous!"
Meanwhile, the new animated version of the seminal zombie flick, entitled "Night of the Living Dead: Darkest Dawn," was described as a graphic novel that come to life.
"This is the story of a group of survivors fighting to stay alive when a mysterious plague unleashes the undead on New York City," the film's official synopsis read, as per Horror Movies. "Barricaded in an abandoned apartment building, the characters from the original film face new terror and question each other's compassion and sense of humanity as they fight to stay alive against the army of the walking dead."
"Night of the Living Dead: Darkest Dawn" is also one intriguing project. According to Blastr, the new animated version has launched a crowd-funding campaign to gather enough funds ($200,000) to complete post-production on a feature-length version as well as to be able to expand it into a full theatrical release.
The "Night of the Living Dead" remake is supported by the serious credentials of "Con Air" and "The Expendables 2" producer-director Simon West and will be helmed by directors Krisztian Majdik and Zebediah Y. DeSoto. It also will also feature an ensemble of vocal talents including Tony Todd, Danielle Harris, Tom Sizemore, Bill Moseley, R. Madhaven, Joseph Pilato, Alona Tal, Sarah Habel, Sydney Tamiia Poitier, Audrey Grace Davis, and Nazhi McCullough, Dread Central noted.
"Night of the Living Dead: Darkest Dawn" was set to premiere at the Walker Stalker Fan Fest at Petco Park during the San Diego Comic-Con on July 11. However, the producer are still hoping for the remake's theatrical release. If you're interested to help, check out the film's official Indiegogo page. For now, watch the official trailer below.