The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree as it now looks like Tina Romero is going to be directing a new feature film titled ‘Queens of the Dead.’ With George A. Romero creating the modern zombie and his son Cameron busy at work with Rise of the Living Dead,’ it seems like the undead are becoming a family affair. Tina had previously announced that she was working on a new horror web-series with Tom Savini but now that partnerhips will also have a new movie as well.
There is no news if this movie will be part of the ‘Night of the Living Dead‘ universe or set in her own world and will just be paying tribute to her father’s work with the title.
As to what the movie will be about and what inspired her to do it?
“Queens of the Dead is a fusion of two huge parts of my world: zombies and Gay nightlife. It’s a tribute to my father as well as my entrée into the genre he grandfathered. I can’t say too much yet, but what I can tell you is that this film will have all the hallmarks of a George A. Romero classic: farce, politics, heroes, assholes, and most importantly, herds of silly and slow-moving walkers that you can’t help but love. But I’m doing it Tina-style, and bringing the glitter, choreography, queers & queens.”
Basically, it boils down to showing us “the zombie apocalypse, seen through the eyes of the patrons at a drag nightclub.” Now, that is an idea which hasn’t been done before and could prove to be full of humor and heart.
Do you think that ‘Queens of the Dead’ will take place in George’s zombie universe as ‘Rise of the Living Dead’ is set to do? Will this be enough of a twist to venture out and see yet another zombie film? Share your thoughts below!