Evening of the Residing Useless Sequel Coming From Nanny Director

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George A. Romero’s 1968 Evening of the Residing Useless is among the most influential motion pictures ever, although nowadays its reverberations are most frequently felt in unrelated works that proceed to discover the zombie-powered ideas it popularized. A brand new undertaking from an thrilling new director, nevertheless, may have a extra direct hyperlink to Romero’s basic.

As Deadline reports, Nikyatu Jusu—director of the eerie, excellent Nanny, which hits Prime Video this week—is making a Evening of the Residing Useless sequel (produced partly by Romero’s Sanibel Movies), with Amazon’s MGM division poised to select up worldwide rights for a theatrical launch. It’ll be written by LaToya Morgan, whose many credit embody the thematically applicable The Strolling Useless. There’s no phrase on any plot particulars to date, however Deadline notes the undertaking is “supposed to reignite Evening of the Residing Useless as a franchise;” the commerce, which had the inside track on the information, additionally calls it a “sequel” reasonably than a reboot or a prequel or reimagining or the rest.

Based mostly on the energy of Nanny and the enduring awesomeness of Romero’s legacy, this all sounds promising—however we’d be remiss in not mentioning that Evening of the Residing Useless already has an ideal sequel in 1978’s Daybreak of the Useless. Nonetheless, Jusu is extremely gifted and we’re wanting ahead to seeing her viewpoint on a style that might all the time use some contemporary, uh, brains engaged on it.

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