Filmmaker George Romero’s passing left a gap in the horror landscape, but he’s left plenty of material to be used posthumously. The director most known for his work on the Living Dead series has reportedly left almost 50 unused scripts that could still be developed into films.
ComicBook.com reports that Romero had been working on Road of the Dead, a project still in development, along with the novel The Living Dead. Dan Klaus is currently working on finishing a rewrite of the novel. But several other scripts are still being looked through according to his wife, Suzanne Desrocher-Romero.
“George was a prolific writer,” she said. “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.”
In addition to unused scripts and his novel, Desrocher-Romero suggested we could see a full unused film from Romero’s early career as well.
“We have a film that he shot in 1973 that most people haven’t seen,” she said. “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.”
She noted that the lost film isn’t a zombie movie like some of his most famous work, but she wants it released so that his followers can see some of his early footprint. “You see how he shoots and the story. It’s a unique find. I’m so happy I have it.”