You read right, George A. Romero’s classic zombie film is making the jump to animation. And Night of the Animated Dead is creeping home soon.
If you’re a horror fan, or actually if you’re any kind of pop culture fan in general, you know Night of the Living Dead. The black and white horror classic debuted in 1968 from the legendary George A. Romero, and remains a classic of the genre even today.
It’s iconic status has now resulted in something else too, an animated version. Yep, as odd as it might seem, Night of the Animated Dead is coming, and sooner than you might think.
First announced at SDCC a few weeks ago, Night of the Animated Dead is set to begin arriving on home video next month. It stars the vocals of Josh Duhamel, Dulé Hill, Katharine Isabelle, James Roday Rodriguez, Katee Sackhoff, Will Sasso, Jimmi Simpson, and Nancy Travis. So as you can see, that’s a pretty darn solid cast.
Now, the press release does say “reimagined for animation”, so there might be some changes afoot. That’s kind of to be expected, given the age of the original, but fans should be aware before diving in. Still, it sounds pretty faithful anyway.
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.Warner Bros
Night of the Animated Dead comes to digital formats on September 21st, and Blu Ray and DVD -fittingly- on October 5th. Perfect Halloween viewing? Might just be.