“George A. Romero Archival Collection” of the University of Pittsburgh, which houses the works of George A. Romero, the master of zombie movies. It contains a 27-page synopsis of the 1997 TV drama Night of the Living Dead that was shelved and never delivered to fans. The details of the story remain.
Phantom “Night of the Living Dead” drama series version
The George A. Romero Archival Collection houses scripts, artwork, props and posters by Romero, both produced and unproduced.
According to Movieweb, the Night of the Living Dead documentation here includes details about the characters, a location in Pittsburgh, and “If there’s no place in hell…the dead wander the earth!” It is said that the catch copy is written.
The late director Romero wrote at the beginning that the series would be more comedic, and “draws human behavior in crisis situations with black humor”, but “the show is about an imminent and terrifying future”. I have left the claim that it must be. It seems that the plan was to consist of 19 episodes, with 6 main characters appearing.
According to the document, 21-year-old African-American radio host Ben Remington and pharmaceutical heir John Sutton were at a party hosted by 13-year-old scientist genius Harry Stengel. The curtain of the pilot version goes up from the place of attendance. The party would have sparked a terrifying zombie attack, a battle with humans, and, finally, a cold but hopeful speech from Ben.
“Don’t you see? They are us! Because we destroy, we destroy them. We hate them, because we hate them. They kill…because we kill. Now by killing.” You may understand that the conflict will never end.Killing only brings more killings.If we just ask for life…”
The 1968 film Night of the Living Dead was Romero’s first zombie film. Boasting a cult following, it has established itself as a modern-day zombie movie.
“Night of the Living Dead” is available on U-NEXT and Amazon Prime Video. (Overseas drama NAVI)
Photo: “Night of the Living Dead” © Capital Pictures/amanaimages