George A Romero left behind 50 scripts
Late horror legend George A. Romero left behind nearly 50 unused scripts that could become films.
The screenwriter-and-director – who was best known for his satirical zombie movies which began with ‘Night of the Living Dead’ in 1968 – passed away in July at the age of 77 following a "brief but aggressive battle with lung cancer" but a treasure trove of new stories has since been discovered and his widow Suzanne Desrocher-Romero is making it her "mission" to bring them to the big screen.
Speaking to ComicBook.com, Suzanne said: "George has many scripts. We have very many scripts that he’s written. And so, you just never know what’s gonna pop up … George was a prolific writer. He loved to write, and we have 40, 50 scripts that he’s written, and a lot of it is very good. He had a lot to say, and he still does, because I’m gonna make sure that he does. It’s my mission."
At the time of his death Romero had been working on ‘Road of the Dead’ and that movie is still in development.
Suzanne spilled: "[‘Road of the Dead’] is in the works, I think. I think it’s sputtered a little bit, but we’ll see what happens. But we have a lot."
In addition to the unseen scripts and ‘Road of the Dead’, there are plans underway to release a movie Romero shot in 1973 that "most people haven’t seen" that is not a zombie flick.
Suzanne explained: "We have a film that he shot in 1973 that most people haven’t seen. A handful of people have seen this film. We’re gonna restore it, and we’re gonna show it to Romero cinephiles. It’s a scary movie, but it’s not a horror movie, and it’s about ageism. Anyway, he has a cameo in it, and it’ll be fun. And we’ll show the movie, or get it distributed. It’ll be a project that the foundation’s gonna do. I think it’s the first project we’re gonna do actually.
"You see how he shoots and the story. It’s a unique find. I’m so happy I have it."