George A. Romero defined the modern zombie in his seminal horror classic Night of the Living Dead, released in 1968. The film has been updated, re-released in colorized version and as a remake in 1990 (directed by Tom Savini and starring Tony Todd)—not to mention a handful of sequels and an uncountable number of imitators.
Rising Pulse Productions in affiliation with Mouse Nest Productions have completed production of Night of the Living Dead: Rebirth, written and directed by Roger Conners. The trailer (below) absolutely evokes the bleak atmosphere of the original while introducing elements that put the story into a modern context. Have a look-see and let us know what you think in the Comments section!
Official Synopsis: What begins as an annual visit to their family gravesite quickly becomes a night of sheer terror as two brothers are unexpectedly forced to fight back against a sudden onslaught of violent assailant. Soon, eight complete strangers find themselves barricaded inside a rural farmhouse in an attempt to survive against the ever-growing army of murderous creatures outside.
As the night drags on, they soon begin to realize that the real threat is not what’s trying to get inside.
Not so much a remake as it is a modern-day retelling of the ground-breaking horror masterpiece, Rebirth will attempt to tackle the human and political topics the original piece is so recognized for and readdress them from a modern angle. Topics acknowledged in the original film such as racial prejudices and government control will be once again brought to the forefront while interjecting the ideas of homophobia and religious influence on modern society.
The film stars Aswan Harris, Roger Conners, and Alvin Hudson.