Although we saw a Day of the Dead remake from Steve Miner in 2008, it has been revealed that a new big budget remake of George A. Romero's 1985 movie is moving forward. According to the LA Times, Lati Grobman and Christa Campbell acquired remake rights and are currently talking with screenwriters about the project.

Grobman and Campbell were producers on Texas Chainsaw and are teaming up with Millennium Films once again for Day of the Dead, with a budget between $10 and $20 million expected. While The Walking Dead has been responsible for the recent zombie craze, World War Z's box office success is now helping show that zombie movies can draw large crowds. With that being said, Christa Campbell wants fans to know that they are looking to stick to the source material:

"We want to keep it as close to the Romero version as possible to make sure that his fans are happy. These are not going to be zombies climbing walls and doing back flips like in 'World War Z.'"

While this is an early announcement, the Day of the Dead remake is expected to move forward quickly with plans to have the movie in theaters next year. We'll let readers know when more details become available. Whether you're a fan of the original Day of the Dead or have never seen it, don't forget that Scream Factory is releasing a newly restored Blu-ray version this summer:

“Zombie horror fans and movie collectors will rejoice when the definitive release of DAY OF THE DEAD Collector’s Edition Blu-ray and DVD arrives on SEPTEMBER 17 from SCREAM FACTORY. Featuring an all-new HD transfer of the film, this must-have collector’s edition contains an all-new interview with George Romero and a bounty of insightful bonus extras. DAY OF THE DEAD is the third film installment in the continuing saga of the undead from celebrated writer/ director George A. Romero (Night of the Living Dead, Dawn of the Dead, Land of the Dead, Diary of the Dead, Survival of the Dead).

A small group of scientists and soldiers have taken refuge in an underground missile silo where they struggle to control the flesh-eating horror that walks the earth above. But will the final battle for the future of the human race be fought among the living or have they forever unleashed the hunger of the dead? Lori Cardille (Tales from the Darkside), Joe Pilato (Night of the Living Dead: Origins 3D) and Richard Liberty (The Crazies) star in this controversial classic with groundbreaking gore effects by Tom Savini.”

Source: LA Times