Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Weinstein Co. buys North American and Mexican rights to "George A. Romero's Diary of the Dead" at Toronto Film Festival

"George A. Romero's Diary of the Dead" premiered at the Toronto Film Festival, along with various other horror's as part of their "Midnight Madness" films. It's his first independently produced zombie film in over two decades and it takes us back to the apocalyptic day the dead began to walk the earth. It's the fourth in the series that started with Night of the Living Dead, Day of the Dead and Dawn of the Dead.

Various people offered to buy the rights, but they settled on the Weinstein's offer, which was around $2 to $2.5 million. The Weinstein Co. deal includes a commitment to have a theatrical release, which is pretty cool.

Check out the other horror films at TIFF's Midnight Madness, most notably: Dario Argento's "The Mother of Tears" and Takashi Miike's "Sukiyaki Western Django".
Dario Argento's because "The Mother of Tears" is the finale to "The Three Mothers" trilogy that began with Suspiria and Inferno. Takashi Miike's because he's Takashi Miike (Audition, Ichi the Killer, Gozu).

Dainipponjin - directed by: Hitoshi Matsumoto
The Devil's Chair - directed by: Adam Mason
Flash Point - directed by: Wilson Yip
Frontiere(s) - directed by: Xavier Gens
A L'Interieur - directed by: Alexandre Bustillo, Julien Maury
The Mother of Tears - directed by: Dario Argento
Stuck - directed by: Stuart Gordon
Sukiyaki Western Django - directed by: Takashi Miike
Vexille - directed by: Sori

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