In 1968, filmmaker George A Romero unleashed the zombie genre with Night of the Living Dead, a low-budget sensation that remains as relevant today as it was decades ago. The filmmaker went on to direct five more zombie features, including Dawn of the Dead (1978), Day of the Dead (1985) and Land of the Dead (2005). What few knew was that before he died of lung cancer at 77 in 2017, Romero was quietly developing Twilight of the Dead, a concluding chapter intended to be his final statement on the genre.
Now Suzanne Romero, widow of the filmmaker, is opening up about Twilight of the Dead and sharing her plans to take it to the screen.
Suzanne Romero has been quietly developing the script with the help of three screenwriters: Paolo Zelati — whom Romero collaborated with on his original treatment — Joe Knetter, and Robert L. Lucas. The team is now looking for the right director to helm the historically important film.
The tagline for the film is as follows: "The story is set in a decimated world. Life has all but disappeared. But there still may be hope for humanity." In what may be an oddly emotional and bittersweet trip to the theater for horror fans, Twilight of the Dead will finally mark the end of one of the most important, influential, and beloved careers in the history of cinema.
Suzanne Romero also runs the George A. Romero Foundation, which seeks to preserve the filmmaker's legacy and empower indie filmmakers.