Though George Romero is gone, his work and influence on the horror genre is not forgotten. And one day we may even get to see more of it.
His wife Suzanne Desrocher-Romero revealed in an interview with ComicBook.com that nearly 50 scripts were left after he passed away. As Dan Klaus continues working on the Living Dead novel that Romero had a hand in before he left us, his widow let on that Mr. Romero has nothing short of a treasure trove that is just sitting there, waiting.
“George has many scripts. We have very many scripts that he’s written. And so, you just never know what’s gonna pop up,” she says. “…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. He had a lot to say, and he still does, because I’m gonna make sure that he does. It’s my mission.”
She continued on to say that the future of Road of the Dead, which Romero was working on while he was alive, seems a bit uncertain. In regard to that film:
“That’s in the works I think. I think it’s sputtered a little bit, but we’ll see what happens.”
But there is a film he made from 1973 that is currently being restored and will eventually released. She made sure to note that this is not a horror film, however.
“A lot of people are like, ‘Oh, my God, I can’t wait to see it.’ And I go, ‘It’s not a zombie movie now, remember.’ And what’s also terrific is that you see his footprint. You see how he shoots and the story. It’s a unique find. I’m so happy I have it.”
This Halloween season, take some time to remember this legendary icon of horror with your favorite Living Dead film. May he rest in peace.