Zombie films

George Romero may have left behind secret scripts

By Dakota Cantwell

George A. Romero may have died over a year ago now but, according to his wife, he may still have pages of scripts just waiting to be shared with the world.

In an interview with comicbook.com, Suzanne Desrocher-Romero said “Dan [Klaus] is fervently rewriting as we speak. Also, George has many scripts. We have very many scripts that he’s written. And so, you just never know what’s gonna pop up.”

Before his death, Romero was working on what some have considered his craziest movie yet, “Road of the dead.” Romero himself described it as “The Fast and Furious with zombies”

According to Desrocher, the movie is still on the way, as are many other stories.

“That’s in the works I think. I think it’s sputtered a little bit, but we’ll see what happens,” She said in the interview. “But we have a lot. 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.”

While Romero will always be remembered for his horror and zombie, his wife is currently working to restore one of his earlier films that focused on ageism.

“We have a film that he shot in 1973 that most people haven’t seen. A handful of people have seen this film,” Desrocher admitted. “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.”

Desrocher is hoping to just start here. She believes that her late husband’s works deserve to be shared with the world.

In the interview she said “He had a lot to say, and he still does, because I’m gonna make sure that he does. It’s my mission.”

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