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George A. Romero says Brad Pitt and The Walking Dead have killed the zombie genre

2 November 2016 4:47 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

George A. Romero ushered in the modern zombie movie with his 1968 horror classic Night of the Living Dead, following it up with five sequels of varying quality, the last of which – Survival of the Dead – was released back in 2009. Given the enormous popularity of The Walking Dead, zombies are big business once again, so it would seem a perfect time for Romero to return to the genre for one last hurrah. However, the filmmaker has revealed to THR that he has no interest in revisiting the series at present, as he feels that Brad Pitt and The Walking Dead have killed the genre.

“I’ve sort of dropped out of it,” said Romero when asked about the future of the franchise. “The Dead are everywhere these days. I think really Brad Pitt killed it. The Walking Dead and Brad Pitt just sort of killed it all. The remake of Dawn of the Dead made money. »

- Gary Collinson

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George Romero on the Future of the Zombie Genre: ‘Brad Pitt Killed It’

1 November 2016 2:57 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Night of the Living Dead” is something like the urtext of modern zombie movies, but that doesn’t mean George A. Romero sees much of a future for the franchise his 1968 classic launched. Asked about the undead genre by the Hollywood Reporter, Romero said he’s “sort of dropped out of it. The Dead are everywhere these days. I think really Brad Pitt killed it.”

Read More: George Romero Says Nobody Will Finance His Next Zombie Movie and ‘Night of the Living Dead’ Wouldn’t Get Made Today

The interview was occasioned by a recent 4K restoration of “Night of the Living Dead” that will screen in New York this week. “‘The Walking Dead’ and Brad Pitt just sort of killed it all,” he continued. “The remake of ‘Dawn of the Dead’ made money. I think pretty big money. Then ‘Zombieland’ made money, and then all of a sudden, along »

- Michael Nordine

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