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Dawn of the Dead

Promotional poster for Dawn of the Dead
Directed by Zack Snyder
Produced by Marc Abraham
Eric Newman
Richard P. Rubinstein
Written by 1978 Screenplay:
George A. Romero
Screenplay:
James Gunn
Uncredited:
Michael Tolkin
Scott Frank
Starring Sarah Polley
Ving Rhames
Jake Weber
Mekhi Phifer
Kim Poirier
Distributed by Universal Pictures
Release date(s) Flag of the United States March 19, 2004
Flag of the United Kingdom March 26, 2004
Running time Theatrical Cut:
100 min.
Director's Cut:
109 min.
Language English
Budget $28,000,000
Gross revenue $102,356,381
All Movie Guide profile
IMDb profile

Dawn of the Dead is a 2004 horror film reimagining of George A. Romero's 1978 film of the same name. The remake and original both depict a handful of human survivors living in a shopping mall surrounded by swarms of zombies, but the details differ significantly. Directed by Zack Snyder, the film was released by Universal Studios and stars Ving Rhames, Sarah Polley and Jake Weber with cameos from original cast members Ken Foree, Scott Reiniger and Tom Savini. It was released in the United States on March 19, 2004, and in the United Kingdom on March 26, 2004. Download high resolution version (430x640, 45 KB)Dawn of the Dead (2004) movie poster File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Zack Snyder (born March 1, 1966, in Green Bay, Wisconsin, U.S.) is an American film director. ... George Andrew Romero (born February 4, 1940) is an American director, writer, editor and actor. ... James Gunn James Gunn (born August 5, 1970, Saint Louis, Missouri) is an American writer, film maker, actor, musician and cartoonist. ... Michael Tolkin (born 1950) is an American filmmaker and novelist. ... Scott Frank (born 1960) is an American screenwriter. ... Sarah Polley Sarah Polley (born January 8, 1979, in Toronto, Ontario) is a Canadian actress, singer and film director. ... Irving Rameses Rhames (born May 12, 1959) is a Golden Globe-winning American actor. ... Jake Weber (born March 19, 1964) is a British actor. ... Mekhi Phifer (born December 29, 1974 or 1975[1]) is an American actor. ... Kim Poirier (born February 6, 1980 in Drummondville, Quebec) is a Canadian TV and movie actress and television host. ... Universal Pictures is the main motion picture production/distribution arm of Universal Studios, a subsidiary of NBC Universal. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... is the 78th day of the year (79th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom. ... March 26 is the 85th day of the year (86th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... “Horror Movie” redirects here. ... In film, a remake is a newer version of a previously released film or a newer version of the source (play, novel, story, etc. ... George Andrew Romero (born February 4, 1940) is an American director, writer, editor and actor. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... For other uses see Zombie (disambiguation) A zombie is a kind of undead, or figuratively, a very apathetic person. ... Zack Snyder (born March 1, 1966, in Green Bay, Wisconsin, U.S.) is an American film director. ... This article is about the American media conglomerate. ... Irving Rameses Rhames (born May 12, 1959) is a Golden Globe-winning American actor. ... Sarah Polley Sarah Polley (born January 8, 1979, in Toronto, Ontario) is a Canadian actress, singer and film director. ... Jake Weber (born March 19, 1964) is a British actor. ... A cameo role or cameo appearance (often shortened to just cameo) is a brief appearance of a known person in a work of the performing arts, such as plays, films, video games and television. ... Kentotis Alvin Foree (born February 29, 1948) is an American actor. ... Scott Reiniger is an American actor, one of the stars of the 1978 film, Dawn of the Dead. ... Thomas Vincent Savini (born November 3, 1946) is an American actor, stunt man, director and award-winning special effects and makeup artist. ... is the 78th day of the year (79th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... March 26 is the 85th day of the year (86th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

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Plot

Ana, a nurse, finishes a long shift at her Milwaukee County hospital and returns to her peaceful suburban home. She and her waiting husband Louis make love and go to sleep, missing warnings trickling through the local media concerning a mysterious and rapidly-spreading virus which kills and then reanimates its infected hosts as aggressive flesh-eating zombies. Milwaukee County is a county located in the state of Wisconsin. ... This article is about the undead. ...


The next morning the couple are awoken by their zombified neighbor, a young girl, who bites Louis in the throat. Ana locks the zombie out of the room, but despite her frantic efforts, Louis dies, immediately reanimates as a zombie, and chases Ana from the house. She flees her now chaos-torn neighborhood in her car, before a failed carjacking sends her crashing into a tree and knocks her out. Upon reviving, she meets Kenneth, a grim police sergeant traveling to Fort Pastor, a nearby US Army base. With the route to the base blocked by zombies, they and three others - jack-of-all-trades Michael, petty criminal Andre and his pregnant Russian wife Luda - break into the nearby Crossroads Shopping Mall. Inside the mall a scuffle with a zombified mall security guard results in Luda getting a minor bite-wound. Carjacking is the crime of stealing a motor vehicle when the vehicle is occupied. ... Sergeant is a rank used in some form by most militaries, police forces, and other uniformed organisations around the world. ... The Army is the branch of the United States armed forces which has primary responsibility for land-based military operations. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For the traditional meaning of the word mall, see pedestrian street or promenade. ...


They confront three living security guards - C.J., Bart and Terry - and give up their weapons in exchange for refuge. After the group secures the mall, they head to the mall's roof to dispose of bodies and paint SOS signs. There, they "meet" another survivor, Andy, who is stranded alone in his gun store, across the mall's zombie-infested parking lot. For other uses, see SOS (disambiguation). ... “Gun license” redirects here. ...


The next day, Terry sides with the new arrivals, C.J. and Bart are disarmed, and the inhabitants of a delivery truck are allowed into the mall: the driver, Norma; jerkish Steve; working man Tucker; trampy Monica; elderly homosexual Glen, bitten Frank and his teen daughter, Nicole and an anonymous (and severely-injured) obese woman. These newcomers report that Fort Pastor has been overrun by zombies and no help is coming. Shortly afterwards, the obese woman dies, reanimates and is "killed" when Ana thrusts a metal fireplace poker through her head. The group determines that bites are how the zombies multiply their numbers; after Ana and Michael argue about what to do with the rapidly-deteriorating Frank, the man is isolated in a store with guard Kenneth, allowing him "every single second" before expiring. Michael and Ana achieve an awkward reconciliation, which is interrupted by Kenneth's shotgun blast as he destroys Frank's reanimated brain. Or was it that you were meaning Fire-stick_farming A fancy brass fireplace poker. ...


Though the mall provides many material distractions, Kenneth bonds with Andy, and other survivors begin pairing off romantically (Ana and Michael, Terry and Nicole, Steve and Monica), the undead surround the refuge in ever-increasing numbers, eventually filling the parking lot. Finally the mall’s power goes out and C.J., Bart, Michael and Kenneth enter the underground parking garage to turn on the emergency generator. After they meet an unaffected dog, a zombie swarm kills Bart and traps the others in the generator compartment, where they douse the zombies with gasoline and set them ablaze.


Meanwhile, Andre, faced with the fact that Luda's bite-wound is inexorably killing her, sinks totally into denial and has his heavily-pregnant and infected wife tied to a bed in the mall's children's store. As she gives birth, she dies and reanimates. Norma checks on the couple, discovering the zombie-Luda and the demented Andre clutching a small bundle of blankets. Norma shoots Luda, causing Andre to snap completely; they exchange more gunfire, mortally wounding each other. Ana arrives onscene and opens the bundle to reveal a zombie baby. She pulls her revolver and a single shot rings through the mall.


At an impromptu memorial, the remaining mall-dwellers decide to flee the mall, fight their way to the local marina, and from there travel out on Steve's small yacht to an island in Lake Michigan. They reinforce two small shuttle buses from the parking garage, removing the seats, welding on a snowplow, attaching floodlights, stringing barbed wire, boarding up the windows, and cutting slits for the deployment of weapons. Chainsaws, propane tanks and other supplies are also loaded onboard. Meanwhile, Andy is starving, and will not have the strength to join the escape (and contribute much-needed ammunition), so the mall survivors strap a pack of food on "Chips", the dog from the basement, and lower him into the parking lot. Unfortunately, while the zombies pay no attention to the dog and Chips successfully follows Andy's whistle to the gun-shop, a zombie gets in as well and badly injures Andy. Nicole, distraught over Chips, takes the delivery truck and barges into the gun store, where she is trapped in a closet by a now-zombified Andy. A small marina at Brixham, Devon, England. ... This article or section needs copy editing for grammar, style, cohesion, tone and/or spelling. ... Lake Michigan is one of the five Great Lakes of North America, and the only one located entirely within the United States. ... A large snowplough mounted on a dump truck on a main street in Washington, DC A snowplough (also spelled snow plow, snowplow or snow plough, see miscellaneous spelling differences) is a vehicle, or a device intended for mounting on a vehicle, for removing snow and sometimes ice from outdoor surfaces... For other uses, see Chainsaw (disambiguation). ... Propane is a three-carbon alkane, normally a gas, but compressible to a liquid that is transportable. ...


Kenneth, Michael, C.J., Terry, and Tucker gather their meager weapon supply and head into the sewers, while Steve is assigned guard-duty on their exit door. They reach the gun store, where Ken kills the zombified Andy and the group finds Nicole and Chips and stocks up on weapons and ammunition. C.J. detonates a propane tank to clear a path back to the sewers, but the zombies pursue them, Tucker is killed and (thanks to Steve's negligence) the zombies break into the mall, forcing an immediate evacuation. The survivors pile into the buses and smash out into the parking lot, where another propane bomb is used to clear a path through the waiting horde. When Glen moves to take out a last hitchhiking zombie with a chainsaw, a sudden swerve sends the weapon slashing into Monica's shoulder. The resulting splatter of blood covers the windshield, causing driver Kenneth to lose control and crash. Glen and Monica are killed, while Steve flees the toppled bus and is attacked by the hitchhiking zombie. Sewers transport wastewater from buildings to treatment facilities. ...


The others scramble for the second bus, meeting zombie-Steve en route. Ana shoots him dead, then must linger to get the boat keys off his corpse, allowing more zombies to catch up with them. Ana flees back to the bus, and Michael helps her in. After a short struggle, they pull away and speed to the marina dock, where they crash the bus and dash for the boat. Cornered in the bus by their pursuers, C.J. detonates a final propane tank blowing up the vehicle, the zombies, and himself. The remainder of the group gets on the boat, except for Michael; he was bitten while helping Ana. Ana futilely pleads with him to come before the boat sets sail with Terry, Ana, Kenneth, Nicole, and Chips. Ana watches unflinchingly as Michael draws his pistol, places it under his chin, and a final gunshot rings out over the water. As the credits roll, the boat reaches an island in the lake, only to be met by a new swarm of zombies. The survivors attempt to escape once again, but the film leaves it an unanswered question whether or not they succeed.


Cast

Main article: Dawn of the Dead (2004) characters
Actor Role
Sarah Polley Ana Clark
Ving Rhames Kenneth Hall
Jake Weber Michael
Kevin Zegers Terry
Lindy Booth Nicole
Mekhi Phifer Andre
Ty Burrell Steve Marcus
Michael Kelly C.J.
Michael Barry Bart
Jayne Eastwood Norma
Boyd Banks Tucker
Inna Korobkina Luda
R.D. Reid Glen
Kim Poirier Monica
Matt Frewer Frank
Bruce Bohne Andy

The anonymous bloated female zombie who Ana destroys is played by actor Ermes Blarasin, who also appears as a zombie in the 2005 film Land of the Dead. // Ana Clark (played by Sarah Polley), is a fictional character from the 2004 remake of Dawn Of The Dead. ... Sarah Polley Sarah Polley (born January 8, 1979, in Toronto, Ontario) is a Canadian actress, singer and film director. ... Irving Rameses Rhames (born May 12, 1959) is a Golden Globe-winning American actor. ... Jake Weber (born March 19, 1964) is a British actor. ... Kevin Joseph Zegers (born September 19, 1984 in Woodstock, Ontario) is a Canadian film and TV actor and model. ... Lindy Booth (born April 2, 1979, in Oakville, Ontario, Canada) is a Canadian actress who currently resides in Los Angeles, California. ... Mekhi Phifer (born December 29, 1974 or 1975[1]) is an American actor. ... Ty Burrell, (born August 22, 1967 in Grants Pass, Oregon) , is an American film and television actor. ... Michael Kelly (1762 - October 9, 1826) was a British actor, singer and composer. ... Michael Barry (born May 15, 1910; died 1988) was a British television producer and executive, who was an important early influence on BBC television drama. ... Jayne Eastwood is a Canadian comic actress. ... Boyd Banks is a Canadian stand-up comedian and actor. ... Inna Korobkina (born February 23, 1981) is a Russian actress. ... R.D. Reid is a Canadian actor best known for his portrayal of Sergeant Purley Stebbins in the A&E TV original series, A Nero Wolfe Mystery (2001-2002), and the series pilot, The Golden Spiders: A Nero Wolfe Mystery (2000). ... Kim Poirier (born February 6, 1980 in Drummondville, Quebec) is a Canadian TV and movie actress and television host. ... Matt Frewer (b. ... Land of the Dead (also known as George A. Romeros Land of the Dead) is the fourth in George A. Romeros Dead Series started by Night of the Living Dead, which continued with the sequels Dawn of the Dead and Day of the Dead. ...


The production used real amputees to portray zombies with missing limbs.[1] Amputation is the removal of a body extremity by trauma or surgery. ...


Production

Title Shot of Dawn of The Dead (2004)

James Gunn is only partially responsible for the screenplay, despite receiving solo writing credit. After he left the project to concentrate on Scooby Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed, both Michael Tolkin and Scott Frank were brought in for rewrites. In a commentary track on the Ultimate Edition DVD for the original Dawn, producer Richard P. Rubenstein explained that Tolkin further developed the characters, while Frank provided some of the bigger action sequences. Image File history File links DawnofthedeadTitle. ... Image File history File links DawnofthedeadTitle. ...


The mall scenes of the film as well as the rooftop scenes were shot in the Thornhill Square Shopping Centre in Thornhill, Ontario and the rest of the scenes were shot in the Aileen-Willowbrook Neighborhood of Thornhill, Ontario. The set for Ana and Louis's bedroom was constructed in a backroom of the mall.[1] The mall was defunct, which is the reason the production used it; the movie crew completely renovated the structure, and stocked it with fictitious stores after Starbucks Coffee and numerous other corporations refused to let their names be used.[1] (Two exceptions to this are Roots and Panasonic.) Most of the mall was demolished shortly after the film was shot. Thornhill (2006 population 106,394) is a community in Ontario, Canada, directly north of Toronto. ... Thornhill (2006 population 106,394) is a community in Ontario, Canada, directly north of Toronto. ... For other meanings of the name Starbuck, see Starbuck A Starbucks coffee shop in Leeds, England Starbucks ( NASDAQ: SBUX) is a large multinational chain of coffee shops, often serving desserts, with a reputation in the US as a center for socializing, particularly among students and young urban professionals. ... The Roots logo Roots Canada Ltd. ... Panasonic is an international brand name for Japanese electric products manufacturer Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. ...


The first half of the film was shot almost entirely in chronological order,[1] while the final sequences on the boat and island were shot much later and at a different location (Universal Studios Hollywood) than the rest of the movie, after preview audiences objected to the sudden ending of the original print.[1] An order is a way of sorting entries, also called elements, in a list. ... Universal Studios Hollywood is a movie studio in Universal City, California, and is the original Universal Studios theme park. ...


Music

The song that plays over the film's opening credits is "The Man Comes Around" by Johnny Cash. The track has suitably apocalyptic lyrics, contains mentions of Armageddon, numerous Bible references and quotes from the Book of Revelation 6:8. The film also featured "People Who Died" by The Jim Carroll Band, as well as both the original version of "Down With The Sickness" by Disturbed and the lounge, jazz-like version by Richard Cheese and Lounge Against the Machine (the lounge version was played during the film, while the real version was played when the survivors met their morbid fate at the island). Have a Nice Day by Stereophonics was also used early in the film. The muzak playing in the mall when the survivors first arrive is Bobby McFerrin's "Don't Worry, Be Happy" and as they flee to the buses it is Air Supply's "All Out of Love". The Man Comes Around is the title track from Johnny Cashs American IV: The Man Comes Around, released in 2002 (see 2002 in music). ... For the song of the same name, recorded by Tracy Byrd and later by Jason Aldean, see Johnny Cash (song). ... For other uses, see Armageddon (disambiguation). ... This Gutenberg Bible is displayed by the United States Library. ... Revelation of the Last Judgment by Jacob de Backer Revelation is an uncovering or disclosure via communication from the divine of something that has been partially or wholly hidden or unknown, which could not be known apart from the unveiling (Goswiller 1987 p. ... Jim Carroll in 2007. ... Down with the Sickness is a nu metal song by the band Disturbed. ... Look up disturbed in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... The term lounge can refer to: a living room in a private house, a public waiting area, provided with seating, as in a hotel or airport an Airline lounge is a private waiting area offered by airlines to pecial customers or to those who pay an extra fee lounge music... Richard Cheese & Lounge Against the Machine are a cover band and comedy act based in Los Angeles, California, playing popular rap, rock, metal, and pop songs in a swanky lounge music style. ... Have a nice day is commonly spoken valediction, typically spoken by retail employees or clerks to customers after a sale, particularly in North America. ... Stereophonics are a rock band from Wales with members Kelly Jones, Richard Jones (no relation to Kelly) and Javier Weyler. ... Muzak Holdings LLC is a company, founded in 1934, that is best known for distribution of music to retail stores and other companies. ... Bobby McFerrin Robert Bobby McFerrin Jr. ... Dont Worry, Be Happy is the title and famous principal lyric of a song by popular musician Bobby McFerrin, the first a cappella song to reach number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, holding that position for two weeks in September of 1988. ... Air Supply is a duo of soft rock musicians who had a succession of hits worldwide through the late 1970s and early 1980s. ... All Out of Love is a pop–ballad by Air Supply, released in 1980 (see 1980 in music). ...


Director Zack Snyder personally selected all the songs for the film's soundtrack.


Comparisons to the original

In the original film the zombies moved very slowly and were most menacing when they collected in large groups. In the remake, however, the zombies are fast and agile, and are, on the whole, closer to the quick-moving, psychotically violent victims of the 'Rage' virus in the 2002 British horror film 28 Days Later (not to mention 1985's Return of the Living Dead) than the traditional shambling Zombie archetype. Many admirers of the original (as well as Romero himself) protested this change, feeling that it limited the impact of the undead.[2][3] This is somewhat borne out by the fact that the remake has almost no close up shots of zombies that last more than a second or two. Snyder mentions this problem in the commentary track of the remake's DVD, pointing out that they seem too human when the camera lingers upon them for longer. 28 Days Later is a 2002 British post-apocalyptic science fiction horror film directed by Danny Boyle and starring Cillian Murphy, Naomie Harris and Christopher Eccleston. ... Return of the Living Dead is a series of films that was produced between 1985-2005. ...


In the original, all 'recently dead' are reanimated by an unidentified source. Zombie bites seem to somehow induce rapid death, and subsequent reanimation. The workings aren't elaborated upon. In the remake, it springs up worldwide overnight, and is definitely blood borne, relying on zombie bites for transmission. In the original, anyone who dies for any reason returns after an hour or two (so long as their brain is intact). In the remake, only those infected return and after a period of less than a minute after death.


The original had a smaller cast than the remake, allowing more screen time for each character. Many fans and critics protested the resulting loss of character development.[4]


In the original version the story unfolds over several months, indicated by the advancing stages of Fran's pregnancy. In the remake the events transpire within approximately 1 month, as evidenced by the supplemental feature The Lost Tape: Andy's Terrifying Last Days Revealed, located on the DVD in the special features section.


Three actors from the original film have cameos in the remake, appearing on the TVs the survivors watch: Ken Foree, who played Peter from the original, plays an evangelist who asserts that God is punishing mankind; Scott H. Reiniger, who played Roger in the original, plays an army general telling everyone to stay at home for safety and Tom Savini, who did the special effects for many of Romero's movies and played the motorcycle gang member Blades in the original Dawn of the Dead, plays the Los Angeles County Sheriff explaining the only way to kill the zombies is to "shoot 'em in the head." Kentotis Alvin Foree (born February 29, 1948) is an American actor. ... This article discusses the term God in the context of monotheism and henotheism. ... Actor Scott H. Reiniger was born in White Plains, New York, in the United States. ... Thomas Vincent Savini (born November 3, 1946) is an American actor, stunt man, director and award-winning special effects and makeup artist. ... This article is about the Los Angeles County Sherriffs Department, not to be confused with the smaller Los Angeles County Police Memorial to fallen deputies. ...


Additional references to Romero's original Living Dead movies include: A store in the mall is named Gaylen Ross, the actress that played Fran in the original Dawn of the Dead. A sign for "Wooley's Diner" can be seen, a nod to the character of "Wooley" in the 1978 version. The character Tucker's name is a reference to Rod Tucker, one of the SWAT team members in the original. A truck from the BP corporation is seen, the same company as in the original. The WGON helicopter from the first film is seen flying into the frame in one early sequence. The film's tagline, "When there's no more room in hell, the dead will walk the earth", is the same one from the first film, and is delivered in both films by actor Ken Foree. The mall-dwellers' ultimate escape plan echoes a similar attempt by a group of ex-policemen at the start of the original Dawn, while the re-make's opening sequences contain at least two references to the original Night of the Living Dead film: a car crashes into a gas station and explodes, and the female lead crashes her car into a tree. Actress, writer, producer and director Gaylen Ross(born: Gail Sue Rosenblum) is perhaps best known for having starred in George A. Romeros 1978 horror film Dawn of the Dead and later in Creepshow. ... A tagline is a variant of a branding slogan typically used in marketing materials and advertising. ... This article is about the 1968 film directed by George A. Romero. ...


Deleted scenes

Scenes cut from the film's original theatrical release were added back for the "Unrated Director's Cut" DVD edition. Along with gore effects removed to obtain an "R-rating",[5] they include a clearer depiction of how the survivors originally break into the mall, and a short scene where the character of Glen "tortures" the imprisoned C.J. and Bart with his reminiscing about his homosexual coming-of-age. The DVD also offers, as a bonus feature, several more scenes which were not included in any version of the film.


Reception

In the UK, both this film and Shaun of the Dead were originally scheduled to be released the same week, but due to the similarity in the names of the two films and plot outline, UIP opted to push back Shaun's release by two weeks. Shaun of the Dead is a zombie-themed romantic comedy (or rom zom com as it dubs itself) or zombie comedy released in 2004. ... United International Pictures (UIP) is a joint venture of Paramount Pictures (owned by Viacom) and Universal Studios (owned by NBC Universal), to distribute some of the two studios films outside United States (including territories) and Canada. ...


The film received a "Two Thumbs Up" rating from the television show Ebert & Roeper. At the Movies with Ebert & Roeper is a movie review television program featuring film critic Roger Ebert and columnist Richard Roeper, both of the Chicago Sun-Times. ...


Heavily derided by some fans before its release,[6] the film's debut received mostly positive reactions from both moviegoers and critics. Some felt that the film did not retain the social satire and poignancy of the original.[7] George A. Romero is quoted as saying of the film, "It was better than I expected. [...] The first 15, 20 minutes were terrific, but it sort of lost its reason for being. It was more of a video game. I'm not terrified of things running at me; it's like Space Invaders. There was nothing going on underneath."[8] The film grossed over $59 million at the box office,[9] (over $102 million worldwide[10]) and is currently the highest-grossing zombie film ever made.[11] Its success also launched the career of director Zack Snyder. Space Invaders ) is an arcade video game designed by Tomohiro Nishikado in 1978. ... Zack Snyder (born March 1, 1966, in Green Bay, Wisconsin, U.S.) is an American film director. ...


Possible sequel

George Romero's original Dawn of the Dead film was followed by 1985's Day of the Dead and 2005's Land of the Dead. In 2006 a remake of Day (also starring Ving Rhames) was announced and a trailer was released. Jeffrey Reddick, the screenwriter on this new production, has been quoted as saying that it is not in any way a sequel to Zack Snyder's version. The film was undergoing reshoots as of March, 2007 and its ongoing status is unclear. Day of the Dead (also known as George A. Romeros Day of the Dead) is a horror film by director George A. Romero, and the third of five movies. ... Land of the Dead (also known as George A. Romeros Land of the Dead) is the fourth in George A. Romeros Dead Series started by Night of the Living Dead, which continued with the sequels Dawn of the Dead and Day of the Dead. ... Day of the Dead is the 2007 horror film remake of George A. Romeros classic zombie film of the same name, the third in the Living Dead series. ... Irving Rameses Rhames (born May 12, 1959) is a Golden Globe-winning American actor. ... Jeffrey Reddick (born Jackson, Kentucky) is an American screenwriter. ...


There were reports that Universal Studios was in talks with the 4 survivors of the movie to return for a sequel.


Snyder has committed to at least producing another zombie movie entitled Army of the Dead [12]; however, Joby Harold (a co-writer of the film who was involved with the development) said in interviews that it is in no way connected to Dawn 2004.[13] In the fictional works of J. R. R. Tolkien, the Army of the Dead (also known as the Dead Men of Dunharrow) were the shades of Men of the White Mountains, who were cursed to remain in Middle-earth by Isildur after they abandoned their oath to aid him in...


Rating

This film has been Rated R in the US for pervasive strong horror violence and gore, language and sexuality. In Australia it has been rated MA 15. The Motion Picture Association of Americas film rating system is used in the United States and its territories to rate a films suitability for certain audiences. ...


Satire

A 2007 episode of South Park titled "Night of the Living Homeless" was based off of the plot line on Dawn Of The Dead, but with homeless instead of Zombies. Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... This article is about the TV series. ... Night of the Living Homeless is episode 1107 (#160) of Comedy Centrals South Park. ... For other uses see Zombie (disambiguation) A zombie is a kind of undead, or figuratively, a very apathetic person. ...


See also

For the remake, see Dawn of the Dead (2004 film) For the song by Schoolyard Heroes, see The Funeral Sciences Dawn of the Dead (also known as George A. Romeros Dawn of the Dead & Zombi internationally) is a 1978 American independent zombie horror film. ... Contents: Top - 0–9 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z 28 Days Later (2002) 28 Weeks Later (2007) After Death (1988) (Zombie 4: After Death) The Aftermath (1982) Alien Dead...

References

  1. ^ a b c d e DVD Commentary by director Snyder and producer Newman
  2. ^ http://www.ajhakari.com/guestcritics/dawnofthedead2004guest.htm
  3. ^ http://comingsoon.net/news/topnews.php?id=7973
  4. ^ http://www.pajiba.com/dawn-of-the-dead.htm
  5. ^ DVD-only introduction by director Snyder
  6. ^ Stop the Dawn of the Dead remake!.
  7. ^ http://www.themovieboy.com/reviews/d/04_dawnofthedead.htm
  8. ^ Simon Pegg interviews George A Romero. Retrieved on 2007-03-18.
  9. ^ 2004 Yearly Box Office Results.
  10. ^ 2004 Worldwide Box Office Results.
  11. ^ Guinness World Records 2007. 
  12. ^ http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117961772.html?categoryid=13&cs=1
  13. ^ http://www.shocktillyoudrop.com/news/topnews.php?id=3714

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Dawn of the Dead (2004 film) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (4268 words)
Dawn of the Dead is a loose remake, or "reimagining", of George A. Romero's 1978 film.
The mall scenes of the film as well as the rooftop scenes were shot in the Thornhill Square mall in Thornhill, Ontario and the rest of the scenes were shot in the Aileen-Willowbrook Neighbourhood of Thornhill, Ontario.
In the UK, both this film and Shaun of the Dead were originally scheduled to be released the same week, but due to the similarity in the names of the two films, UIP opted to push back Shaun's release by two weeks.
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