George A. Romero’s 1968 Night time of the Residing Useless is likely one of the most influential motion pictures ever, although as of late its reverberations are most frequently felt in unrelated works that proceed to discover the zombie-powered ideas it popularized. A brand new challenge from an thrilling new director, nonetheless, could have a extra direct hyperlink to Romero’s traditional.
As Deadline reports, Nikyatu Jusu—director of the eerie, excellent Nanny, which hits Prime Video this week—is making a Night time of the Residing Useless sequel (produced partially by Romero’s Sanibel Movies), with Amazon’s MGM division poised to select up worldwide rights for a theatrical launch. It’ll be written by LaToya Morgan, whose many credit embrace the thematically acceptable The Strolling Useless. There’s no phrase on any plot particulars to this point, however Deadline notes the challenge is “meant to reignite Night time of the Residing Useless as a franchise;” the commerce, which had the news on the information, additionally calls it a “sequel” relatively than a reboot or a prequel or reimagining or the rest.
Primarily based on the energy of Nanny and the enduring awesomeness of Romero’s legacy, this all sounds promising—however we’d be remiss in not stating that Night time of the Residing Useless already has an ideal sequel in 1978’s Daybreak of the Useless. Nonetheless, Jusu is extremely gifted and we’re trying ahead to seeing her perspective on a style that would all the time use some contemporary, uh, brains engaged on it.
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