George Romero Left Behind Nearly 50 Unproduced Scripts—and One Unreleased Film

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Josh Jensen, Flickr // CC BY-SA 2.0

George A. Romero left behind nearly 50 scripts that could someday be adapted for the big screen, the late filmmaker’s wife, Suzanne Desrocher-Romero, told ComicBook.com.

Romero is best known for penning and directing Night of the Living Dead (1968), which spawned a slew of zombie-filled spin-offs. He had been working on one of those scripts, titled Road of the Dead, at the time of his death last summer at the age of 77. According to IndieWire, the filmmaker died just days before pitching the idea to film financiers at Frontières. Longtime collaborator Matt Birman came up with the idea for the film, which takes place on an island where captive zombies are forced to race cars for the amusement of human spectators.

That project is still being developed, but there have been bumps along the way, says Desrocher-Romero. “That's in the works I think. I think it's sputtered a little bit, but we'll see what happens," she told ComicBook.com.

In addition to Road of the Dead, Romero had completed the scripts for four more films. Two were based on novels, and two were original stories. However, “only one, a comedy, is a zombie project,” IndieWire notes.

Desrocher-Romero also teased a 1973 movie that only a few select people have seen. She called it a scary movie—but “not a horror movie”—that touches on themes of ageism and features a cameo from Romero. She says its screening will be one of the first projects undertaken by the George A. Romero Foundation she launched this month.

Her husband had also been working on a novel called The Living Dead, and Desrocher-Romero has asked another writer to help complete that project. There’s a lot of unfinished material in her husband’s oeuvre, and if all goes according to plan, horror fans will eventually get to see these visions brought to life.

"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,” Desrocher-Romero says. “He had a lot to say, and he still does, because I'm gonna make sure that he does. It's my mission."

[h/t ComicBook.com]

The Office Star Angela Kinsey Would Love to Do a Reunion Special

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Emma McIntyre / Getty Images

Whenever a classic TV show is brought back for a revival, it usually splits the fanbase in half. While some people are happy to see their favorite characters return, others are worried about the series coming back in lackluster fashion. And when it comes to the idea of a potential reboot of The Office, the series' cast is just as split.

Steve Carell has been very public about not wanting NBC to bring the show back, but Angela Kinsey is siding with co-stars John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer, and Ellie Kemper about welcoming a potential return to Scranton. The 48-year-old actress, who portrayed Angela Martin on the series, recently spoke with PopCulture.com, confirming she’d love to revisit the show.

"I would definitely be up for a reunion," Kinsey said. "I know a few cast members have talked about a special reunion episode to see where everyone is at. I would love that!"

Although many are torn on the idea of bringing The Office back, most fans would certainly be curious enoug to tune in and see what's going on with the Dunder Mifflin crew. Kinsey is no exception, saying, “I would love to know where these people are! I loved the show, I still love the show. I think it really holds up. I'm so thrilled that new audiences are finding it, so I would love that!"

Will it ever happen? It's hard to say. But while we wait to see if any official announcement is made, you can at least still binge The Office on Netflix and try to imagine what creepy thing Cousin Mose is doing these days.

[h/t PopCulture.com]

Harry Potter Fans Don’t Want to See the Movies Rebooted, Surprising No One

© 2011 Warner Bros. Harry Potter Publishing Rights (c) J.K. Rowling
© 2011 Warner Bros. Harry Potter Publishing Rights (c) J.K. Rowling

Although the Harry Potter franchise has one of the most dedicated fan bases in the world, that doesn’t mean fans are ready to see the series rebooted just yet. Yes, that would mean more movies to feed one’s obsession, but the general consensus is that it would be entirely too soon. Don’t believe us? A new poll might just prove it.

ComingSoon.net asked more than 2000 Potterheads if Warner Bros. should reboot the Harry Potter movie series, and a whopping 72 percent said they’re against it. The website also asked fans if reboots were made, how they should be done. Of those polled, 41 percent voted for it to be a direct sequel about Harry’s son, 35 percent voted for a spinoff TV series, 13 percent wanted another Fantastic Beasts spinoff, and a measly 11 percent showed support for a remake of all eight original films.

While it doesn’t look like a reboot will be in the works anytime soon (J.K. Rowling’s representatives just debunked a report about a TV series), that doesn’t mean it’s impossible for the future. Even star Daniel Radcliffe has entertained the idea, saying he believes he won’t be the last Potter portrayal he’ll see in his lifetime. But as long as Rowling and fans are against it, we probably won’t have to worry about it for a while.

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