News Movies News | Written by Kris Heys 01/07/2021


Thanks to a copyright loophole, there’s been countless iterations of George Romero’s Night of the Living Dead since its release in 1968. Tacky colourisations, pointless remakes, shoddy DVD reissues, even musicals… but today comes news of a version that may bring a new lease of life to a very dead horse…

Warner Bros Home Entertainment has been quietly working on Night of the Animated Dead, a feature-length animated retelling that is set to star Josh Duhamel (Transformers) as Harry Cooper, Dulé Hill (The West Wing) as Ben, Katharine Isabelle (Ginger Snaps) as Barbara, James Roday Rodriguez (Psych) as Tom, Katee Sackhoff (The Mandalorian) as Judy, Will Sasso (Harley Quinn) as Sheriff McClelland, Jimmi Simpson (Westworld) as Johnny, and Nancy Travis (Mr Mercedes) as Helen Cooper.

Heading up the project is director Jason Axinn. A seasoned animator, Axinn made his first feature in 2019 with the animated comedy-horror movie To Your Last Death starring genre icons William Shatner, Ray Wise, and Bill Moseley, the trailer for which you can find below.

Let’s hope that this is a rare Night of the Living Dead remake that doesn’t have Romero turning in his grave…

Source: THR