George A. Romero, the man behind horror classics like Night of the Living Dead and Dawn of the Dead, is returning to the genre that he helped create with his latest directorial gig, The Zombie Autopsies, according to Bleeding Cool. Adapted from the novel by Steven Schlozman, The Zombie Autopsies is a post-modern horror tale told in the format of a journal written by the scientists that are performing autopsies on the undead during the zombie apocalypse.
Schlozman, an actual physician, presents the zombie virus as a manmade creation, rather than a rogue illness. This sets up a conspiracy that eventually leads to a group of folks who are trying to derail the economy. This bit of social commentary is familiar territory for Romero, who has been adding political allusions to his zombie flicks for years.
Over the last few years, TV and video game properties such as The Walking Dead and Resident Evil have overshadowed Romero's work. But remember, he is the godfather of the genre and if anyone knows how to evolve with the times, it's him.
[via Bleeding Cool]