Romero denies Crazies involvement
George A. Romero has revealed that he has no idea why he's listed as an Executive Producer on the remake of The Crazies, although he has just recently read the script and was rather impressed.
I would think that the involvement is purely in order to pay him some of the profits and meet legal requirements in order to obtain the rights to remake the film. That would be my guess. However that doesn't mean it's going to be a bad one.
“I just actually read the script for the first time this weekend while I was here...I was never involved with anything in creating the remake, and I have no involvement with the new version of The Crazies at all. I know they have me listed as one of the Executive Producers on the project, and honestly, I am not sure why.”
That's the comment from Romero through Dread Central and HorrorMovies.ca, and one would think that, if he has no real creative involvement, he's probably just been given the title through contractual obligation and to allow them to pay him his due royalties for the remake.
However that doesn't mean that he isn't privy to the script, in fact he's just read it:
“What I will say is that based on what I read, there are some really interesting things going on in the movie. I don’t know what their budget is or what the production value will be, but I think The Crazies has a decent shot of being a good movie.”
Well they better hurry up and make it since the release date is September of this year. Still I'm not sure if Romero's seal of approval is a good thing or not considering the fact that he keeps making the same film again and again.
The Crazies had some great moments in it and I'm really hopeful that they can just add to it. What do you think? Is this remake destined for good or bad things? It's being directed by Breck Eisner, think Sahara.