Horror legend George A. Romero has announced plans for “Road of the Dead,” a new NASCAR-esque zombie movie in the works that will be shopped at the Fantasia International Film Festival market this July.
Romero co-wrote the script with Matt Birman, who is slated to direct this project set on a remote island where zombie prisoners race cars in a modern-day Coliseum, all for the entertainment of affluent humans.
Said to draw major inspiration from 1959’s “Ben-Hur,” no further details are available at this time. Romero, Birman, Matt Manjourides and Justin Martell will produce.
Birman has over 250 credits as a stunt performer going back to 1979, as well as serving as second unit director on “Land of the Dead,” “A Perfect Getaway,” “Traitor,” and served in stunt co-ordination and/or second unit directing capacities on TV series like “The Expanse,” “Hemlock Grove,” “Warehouse 13,” “Nikita,” “Taken” and the upcoming Amazon Jack Ryan series