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George Romero Left Behind 50 Scripts And Finished Movie When He Died

October 8, 2018 | Posted by Joseph Lee
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In an interview with Comicbook.com, George Romero’s wife Suzanne Desrocher-Romero revealed that the horror legend left behind fifty unused scripts and even a completed film when he passed away last year. Here are highlights:

On Romero’s planned novel The Living Dead: “Dan [Klaus] is fervently rewriting as we speak. Also, George has many scripts. We have very many scripts that he’s written. And so, you just never know what’s gonna pop up.”

On his Road of the Dead project: “That’s in the works I think. I think it’s sputtered a little bit, but we’ll see what happens. But we have a lot. George was a prolific writer. He loved to write, and we have 40, 50 scripts that he’s written, and a lot of it is very good. He had a lot to say, and he still does, because I’m gonna make sure that he does. It’s my mission.”

On the completed film that was never released: “We have a film that he shot in 1973 that most people haven’t seen. A handful of people have seen this film. We’re gonna restore it, and we’re gonna show it to Romero cinephiles. 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. A lot of people are like, ‘Oh, my God, I can’t wait to see it.’ And I go, ‘It’s not a zombie movie now, remember.’ And what’s also terrific is that you see his footprint. You see how he shoots and the story. It’s a unique find. I’m so happy I have it.”

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