‘Father of the Zombie’ George A. Romero left behind unused scripts and a forgotten movie
George A. Romero, the pioneering film director who is widely noted as creating the horror zombie film genre, has left behind a forgotten movie prior to his death.
Best known for his films such as Night of the Living Dead, Dawn of the Dead, Creepshow and more, Romero’s wife has claimed he has left behind “nearly 50 scripts” before he sadly died in his sleep last year following a “brief but aggressive battle with lung cancer”.
His wife, Suzanne Desrocher-Romero, revealed that of the masses of scripts late he left behind, any of them “could one day be developed into films.”
She is currently working on one of Romero’s forgotten films from 1973: “We’re gonna restore it, and we’re gonna show it to Romero cinephiles,” she said in an interview with ComicBook.com. “It’s a scary movie, but it’s not a horror movie, and it’s about ageism. Anyway, he has a cameo in it, and it’ll be fun. And we’ll show the movie, or get it distributed. It’ll be a project that the foundation’s gonna do. I think it’s the first project we’re gonna do actually.”