Romero's Son Turns to Crowdfunding For 'Night of the Living Dead' Prequel

Bloody Disgusting has drawn attention to Origins, George Cameron Romero's mission to crowdfund a prequel to his father's influential horror film. Set in the late 1960s, Origins will reveal the inciting incident that lead to the events seen in George A. Romero's 1968 classic, Night of the Living Dead. Romero's zombie vision grew to include five sequels, including 1978's Dawn of the Dead and 1985's Day of the Dead.

"I want to take back the Zombie Genre in the name of the Legacy that my father created almost 50 years ago," writes G. Cameron Romero on the project's Indiegogo page. "I want to tell the Origin story of the modern zombie, in a way that my father wasn’t able to do so back in 1968." The campaign page touts this zombie film as the zombie film that zombie fans have been waiting for, saying that it is "sanctioned by the Godfather of Modern Horror [George Romero] and brought to life by his very own blood."

Here's the plot summary:

In 1962, Dr. Ryan Cartwright was on the scientific and altruistic path to find a way for humans to sustain life in the event of M.A.D (Mutual Assured Destruction), a huge topic brought on by the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Little did he know that over the course of the next several years of his life, he would take a well-funded and military focused journey to the darkest corners of the world… as he creates the ultimate weapon for the government and a curse that will plague mankind for the rest of days.

Check out Origins' Indiegogo campaign page for more information about the project.

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