Dawn of the Dead gets another remake?
There have been stories about another Dawn of the Dead remake and a 3D version for some time, in fact back in 2008 they were talking about a 3D re-release and a sequel, and today the story has resurfaced and from a different producer.
Re-releasing the original George A. Romero Dawn of the Dead converted into 3D sounds like a daft idea, just like the recent news of the Battle Royale conversion into 3D.
Back in 2008 there was a story about producer Richard Rubinstein, who was involved in many of the George A Romero films and the 2004 remake, saying that they were going to make a 3D version of Dawn of the Dead and follow it with a sequel. Louise wrote the story on Filmstalker, and over at Fangoria through BeyondHollywood they had more.
So a 3D version of the 1979 Dawn of the Dead and a then a direct sequel.
Cut to today and the news from Variety through ShockTillYouDrop today and we read this interesting quote:
Producer James Dudelson of horror-focused Taurus Entertainment, is currently producing a remake of George A. Romero's "Day of the Dead" in 3D and said many buyers have requested 3D conversions of classic 2D movies because "3D works well for certain genres, like horror." But, he cautioned, "You can't just slap a 3D conversion on the wrong type of film."
Now to me that reads as though they are remaking the film in 3D, this is definitely not a conversion, it's a remake. The question is why?