Dawn of the Dead hits theaters this Halloween in 3D

An updated version of Dawn of the Dead is coming to theaters to celebrate Halloween.

Morgue street reports that the new 3D conversion of George A. Romero’s classic, dawn of the dead, will see wide release for Halloween 2022. Initially seen only by a handful of rabid fans when it debuted at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art (MOMA) and at a handful of art houses in June 2022, the prototypical zombie classic will make its debut on 250 screens during Halloween Weekend. The four-day event will begin on October 28 and run until October 31. To satisfy bloodthirsty demand, each theater showing the film agreed to offer a minimum of six shows per day.

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The original edition of dawn of the dead was adapted to 3D format under the supervision of the film’s producer, Richard P. Rubinstein. In order to stay true to the unique vision of the late Romero, no edits were made to the unrated cut of the film. The zombie film notoriously received an X rating from the Motion Picture Association of America when it first premiered in 1978. As a result, the creative team opted to completely bypass the MPAA system by releasing the film without a rating.

dawn of the dead picks up in the wake of a nationwide outbreak that inexplicably reanimates its victims into flesh-eating zombies. While hiding in a suburban Philadelphia mall, two SWAT team members, a traffic reporter and his TV executive girlfriend (played by David Emge, Ken Foree, Scott Reiniger and Gaylen Ross) struggle to survive the zombie apocalypse amid mass hysteria. .

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dawn of the dead is the second zombie film written and directed by George Romero, following the 1968 one night of the living dead. Shot on a modest budget of just $640,000, dawn of the dead went on to gross $66 million in its original box office run, spawning four more “Living Dead” sequels between 1985 and 2009; Day of the Dead, Night of the Living Dead, Diary of the Deadand Survival of the dead. Since their first theatrical releases, the original film and its sequel have garnered a huge international cult following and are widely credited with inventing the zombie genre.

In 2004, Universal Pictures released their remake of Zack Snyder dawn of the dead. After topping the box office in its opening weekend, Snyder’s version grossed over $100 million at the box office, reinvigorating the zombie movie genre and effectively launching the filmmaker’s career. In 2021, fresh off the long-awaited release of Zack Snyder’s Justice Leaguethe director made another zombie movie in the form of army of the dead.

Tickets for Dawn of the Dead 3D will be available directly at the box office where the film is screened or can be ordered online directly from the Regal Theaters website.

Source: Morgue street

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