Model-turned-actress-turned-producer Christa Campbell tells the LA Times that she’s moving from slashers to zombies.

Having been part of Lionsgate’s Texas Chainsaw 3D, Campbell and Lati Grobman have snapped up the remake rights to George A. Romero’s 1985 zombie classic, Day of the Dead.

Lati Grobman and Christa Campbell, who produced Texas Chainsaw 3D, which grossed $34.3 million early this year, said they acquired the rights from James and Robert Dudelson, whose Taurus Entertainment produced an earlier Day of the Dead remake in 2008 with Mena Suvari and Nick Cannon.

Grobman and Campbell said their company, Campbell Grobman Films, is now holding meetings with screenwriters about the best way to adapt the 1985 original about a group of military personnel and scientists hiding from the undead in a bunker.

The producers said they expected the remake, a collaboration with Millennium Films, to have a budget of between $10 million and $20 million and be in theaters next year.

Grobman said she and Campbell wanted to prove that Texas Chainsaw 3D was not a fluke. “Everybody in town was claiming they were behind its success,” she said. “We wanted to show that we didn’t just get lucky. It was a very calculated production.

The two said they had very few specific ideas about their Day of the Dead remake except that it would try to honor Romero’s original, which was a follow-up to the filmmaker’s seminal horror films Night of the Living Dead in 1968 and Dawn of the Dead in 1978.

We want to keep it as close to the Romero version as possible,” Campbell said

Thoughts on this one guys? I personally can’t wait for this as I love the original, but let’s hope that it doesn’t let us all down!!

Let us know what you think below!

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