Sunday, November 10, 2013

Why George Romero turned down a chance to work on The Walking Dead

George A Romero, the father of zombies and the man who transformed the horror film with Night of the Living Dead, has revealed that he turned down the opportunity to work on the massive US television show, The Walking Dead.

“They asked me to do a couple of episodes of The Walking Dead but I didn’t want to be a part of it,” Romero told The Big Issue. “Basically it’s just a soap opera with a zombie occasionally. I always used the zombie as a character for satire or a political criticism and I find that missing in what’s happening now.”

Read more here: GEORGE A ROMERO INTERVIEW: “THE WALKING DEAD IS JUST A SOAP OPERA WITH THE OCCASIONAL ZOMBIE”