G. Cameron Romero, son of legendary horror filmmaker George A. Romero, has begun an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign for an origin story about his father’s most famous work – the original 1968 zombie classic “Night of the Living Dead”.
Launched at helptelltheorigin.com, the younger Romero is seeking $150,000 for pre-production costs on the film which he will direct and will be produced under the Romero Pictures banner by both the older Romeo and Darrin Reed (“Lila and Eve”).
Set in the late 1960s, the story focuses on a brilliant scientist who strikes a deal with the military that will give him all the resources he needs to finalize his work in exchange for what he later learns is a price all mankind will have to pay.
Reed says: “The origin story deserves to be told by someone who passionately loves and has a unique insight into the original movie and nobody has that more than George’s own son.”
The younger Romero, who has shot more than a hundred commercials and six feature films, says: “I feel carrying on my dad’s legacy is something that I not only want to do, but it’s something I HAVE to do because I, like all my dad’s fans, was raised on his creation.”
Those contributing will score rewards like signed body parts, set visits and playing an onscreen zombie that gets killed.