It’s never a surprise when a remake of Night of the Living Dead comes along. It is surprising, however, when a good one comes along. Unfortunately, we can’t tell you with certainty that Zebediah De Soto’s take on the classic, Night of the Living Dead: Origins 3D, is good or bad, but it doesn’t look too promising in my opinion.
I have a couple reasons for being skeptical. First, it’s in 3-D, which means that it will probably be filled with a load of cheesy scenarios directed toward the audience and the brightness will suck. Second, the film is shot in a total CG environment. I don’t mind CG as much as others, but I prefer it when it’s used to augment practical effects. And if the use of “state-of-the-are facial capture technology” means that the The Walking Dead and the magic that Greg Nicotero is doing? I think TWD has set the bar and fans will want more of the same from others.are in CG, well… haven’t the filmmakers seen
Whatever may be said about the FX that are being employed and about the Bollywood invasion (actor R. Madhavan), the cast of Night of the Living Dead: Origins 3D looks pretty amazing and includes such talents as Tony Todd (Candyman,II), Tom Sizemore (Natural Born Killers, Bringing Out the Dead, Slumber Party Slaughter, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City), Danielle Harris (Hatchet I & II, I & II and 4 & 5, Stake Land), Sarah Habel (Hostel: Part III, The Butterfly Effect 3: Revelations), Sydney Tamiia Poitier (Death Proof, Grindhouse, True Crime), Bill Mosley (The Devil’s Rejects, Army of Darkness, Texas Chainsaw 3D, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2), and Joseph Pilato (Pulp Fiction, Day of the Living Dead, Dawn of the Dead). That’s an amazing ensemble with lots of great work under their collective belt.
Producer Simon West said:
This movie represents a whole new way of visualizing the classicgenre. It has a fresh and exciting style that sets it apart from all other films seen up until now.
That’s a big promise and we’ll have to wait till we see it to know if it delivers.
Night of the Living Dead: Origins 3D synopsis:
Origins 3D tells the story of a group of survivors fighting to stay alive when a mysterious plague unleashes the undead on New York City. Barricaded in an abandoned apartment building, the characters from the original film face new terrors and question one another’s compassion and sense of humanity as they fight to stay alive against the army of the living dead.
Rock Hard \m/