Night of the Living Dead, the original 1968 film, will be re-released in 3D at select theaters in the United States and the United Kingdom. The George A. Romero film was converted from 2D to 3D by PassmoreLab. Learn more from the press release on PRWeb.com.
This occasion doesn’t mark the first time a Night of the Living Dead film has been paired with 3D. In 2006 a remake of the original movie titled, Night of the Living Dead 3D, was released in theaters. The re-imagined film featured some plot and character elements from Romero’s NOTLD, with one of the major exceptions being a mortician character played by horror/exploitation film star, Sid Haig. Night of the Living Dead 3D received mostly poor reviews, and its 3D imagery was largely considered gimicky.
Currently in post-production is another 3D remake of Night of the Living Dead. Night of the Living Dead: Origins is a 3D computer-animated film that transplants the original Night of the Living Dead from the farmhouse to New York City. In the film, Tony Todd reprises his role as the character Ben. Todd first played Ben in George A. Romero’s 1990 remake of Night of the Living Dead. Night of the Living Dead: Origins also features Joseph Pilato as the voice of Harry Cooper. Pilato starred in Romero’s Day of the Dead as Capt. Rhodes and had a brief appearance in Romero’s Dawn of the Dead as a police officer. Night of the Living Dead: Origins is directed by Zebediah De Soto and has a 2011 release date. Learn more about Night of the Living Dead: Origins on its official website.