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George A. Romero's Land of the Dead

Release Date: June 24, 2005

September 24, 2004
Cast populates Land of the Dead

One day after Universal acquired the bulk of the rights for distribution of George A. Romero's Land of the Dead, a number of casting decisions were made. Simon Baker (The Ring 2), Dennis Hopper, John Leguizamo, Asia Argento and Robert Joy have all come aboard the latest zombie fest from the director who truly exemplifies the zombie genre. This portion of the story is set in modern times. Humans who have been unaffected by the zombie virus live in a walled city. The zombies, which are evolving into ever more powerful beings, live in the city beyond. Baker, Leguizamo and Argento all play a team of soldiers that is sent to do battle with these zombies.
Source: Variety

September 23, 2004
Universal to do Dead distribution

Universal Pictures has picked up the bulk of the rights for George Romero's Land of the Dead. They'll cover North American distribution along with all other territories except France, Benelux and French-speaking Switzerland. Production is set to begin October 11th in Toronto, and casting is already taking place.
Source: Variety

July 15, 2004
Romero is Dead again

George Romero will return to the zombie saga he began with the classic Night of the Living Dead in 1968. After following up that film with 1978's highly regarded Dawn of the Dead and the 1985 film Day of the Dead, the director's efforts to continue the series have stalled multiple times. Now, he has secured financing from Atmosphere Entertainment and the Paris-based company Wild Bunch. Production is planned to begin in October in either Winnipeg or Pittsburgh, where the original Night of the Living Dead was shot. In this new film, which Romero will direct from his own screenplay, the zombies of his trilogy have taken over the world, forcing those who are still alive to live in a walled-in city that keeps the dead from walking in. Anarchy is the (anti)law of the land, with the wealthy
Source: Variety

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