In 1968, George A. Romero redefined the zombie genre with Night of the Living Dead. Now, Warner Bros. Animation is taking Romero’s film and giving it a new remake in Night of the Animated Dead. While there isn’t a new trailer at the moment, Warner Bros. has debuted the box art for this release.
Romero and John Russo wrote the script for the first Night of the Living Dead, and the animated remake will also include a few scenes that weren’t in the original. Jason Axinn directed the remake, and the animation was provided by Demente Animation Studio.
Dulé Hill will star in the film as Ben, with Katharine Isabelle as Barbara, and Josh Duhamel as Harry Cooper. James Roday Rodriguez is also featured as Tom, with Katee Sackhoff as Judy, Will Sasso as Sheriff McClelland, Jimmi
Simpson as Johnny, and Nancy Travis as Helen Cooper.
Warner Bros. Animation also released a synopsis for the film:
“In Night of the Animated Dead, siblings Barbara and Johnny visit their father’s grave in a remote
cemetery in Pennsylvania when they are suddenly set upon by zombies. Barbara flees and takes refuge
in an abandoned farmhouse along with stranded motorist Ben and four local survivors found hiding in
the cellar. Together, the group must fight to stay alive against the oncoming horde of zombies while also
confronting their own fears and prejudices.”
Night of the Animated Dead will hit digital on September 21. The Blu-ray combo pack and DVD release will also follow on October 5.
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