Rising Pulse Productions has released a teaser trailer for the upcoming Night of the Living Dead: Rebirth. Directed by Roger Conners, the film is a modern retelling George A Romero’s Night of the Living Dead (1968). Teasing out themes presented in the original, Night of the Living Dead: Rebirth interjects modern social commentary to Romero’s zombie ground-zero. The remake stars Aswan Harris, Alvin Hudson, Rachel Anderson, Bradley Arner, Taylor Nelms, RJ Messenger, as well as director Roger Conners.
It seems as though there is news regarding Night of the Living Dead remakes and spin-offs every few weeks. Recently it was announced that the 4K restoration of Romero’s classic would be given a theatrical re-release. And of course, the film fell into public domain decades ago due to a careless mistake, making it a creative person’s play-thing. Available for free online, Night of the Living Dead has become the most downloaded film with over 3 Million downloads.
Night of the Living Dead: Rebirth is an exercise in expanding the tension between characters, to better reflect today’s political climate. According to the official Facebook page, “What begins as an annual visit to their family gravesite quickly becomes a night of sheer terror as two brothers are unexpectedly forced to fight back against a sudden onslaught of violent assailant. Soon, eight complete strangers find themselves barricaded inside a rural farmhouse in an attempt to survive against the ever-growing army of murderous creatures outside.
As the night drags on, they soon begin to realize that the real threat is not what’s trying to get inside.
Not so much a remake as it is a modern-day retelling of the ground-breaking horror masterpiece, Rebirth will attempt to tackle the human and political topics the original piece is so recognized for and readdress them from a modern angle. Topics acknowledged in the original film such as racial prejudices and government control will be once again brought to the forefront while interjecting the ideas of homophobia and religious influence on modern society”
There is currently no solid release date for Night of the Living Dead: Rebirth but we will keep you posted as more news becomes available.