George Romero on the Future of the Zombie Genre: ‘Brad Pitt Killed It’

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George Romero on the Future of the Zombie Genre: ‘Brad Pitt Killed It’
Night of the Living Dead” is something like the urtext of modern zombie movies, but that doesn’t mean George A. Romero sees much of a future for the franchise his 1968 classic launched. Asked about the undead genre by the Hollywood Reporter, Romero said he’s “sort of dropped out of it. The Dead are everywhere these days. I think really Brad Pitt killed it.”

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The interview was occasioned by a recent 4K restoration of “Night of the Living Dead” that will screen in New York this week. “‘The Walking Dead’ and Brad Pitt just sort of killed it all,” he continued. “The remake of ‘Dawn of the Dead’ made money. I think pretty big money. Then ‘Zombieland’ made money, and then all of a sudden, along
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