George Romeros The Zombie Autopsies

20. 10. 2011, Renington Steele, 4 Kommentare

(Youtube Direktautopsy)

io9 hat mit George Romero gesprochen, wo er erklärt, warum er keine Walking Dead-Folge inszenieren wollte („[My Zombies are] much more political“) und dass er derzeit an einer Verfilmung von Professor Dr. Steven C. Schlozman Roman „The Zombie Autopsies“ arbeitet, oben der Trailer zum Buch. Das ganze soll sein Kommentar zur Finanzkrise werden. Nach der „Survival of the Dead“-Gurke erwarte ich ja nicht viel, finde das Konzept des Buchs ziemlich interessant, kurzgesagt geht es um eingeschlossene Ärzte, die mit Zombies experimentieren, ähnlich wie Dr. „Frankenstein“ Logan in Romeros „Day of the Dead“. Ich hab‘ die Autopsy-Teile aus dem Interview mal zusammenkopier, von io9:

Are there any other societal issues floating around like now that you would like to attack for another film?

I would love to do something about the economy. But zombies are not good mathematicians — I don’t think they’re going to be out selling cheesy mortgages or anything like that. So it’s tough for me to see that. A friend of mine recently wrote a novel called The Zombie Autopsies, and it’s about an isolated group of people doing autopsies on zombies during the zombie apocalypse and trying to figure out what the hell caused this. They come upon this discovery.
[Edit Note: SPOILERS Ahead]
The scientists discover that this is not a naturally occurring virus, they deduce that it must have been created by somebody. And they later discover that it was created by people who were trying to topple the economy. So that’s a unique way in to talk about the economy, but it’s not my story. Steven C. Schlozman is the guys name, he’s a Havard Psychologist who has somehow been swept into the zombie craze and is writing zombie novels.

So an economic collapse zombie Noir film?

How do you do that, man? The Noir part might be OK — zombies all hunkered around not being able to find any food anywhere. But see their food is not our food… I don’t know how to do it. The closest I could come is the Zombie Autopsies — just the way Wall Street engineered mortgages someone has engineered a great big collapse of society. Someone said, „The world is way too populated. We’re going to kill off half the population of the world and as a result we’re going to get richer!“ It’s the only way I can see doing it.

You should option that book.

We have. We have done it, and I’m working on the screenplay right now.

So are you going to do it Noir style?

I may decide to do it that way, I don’t know. This is Steve’s story, not mine. It’s more like The Andromeda Strain. It’s very tense and very medically correct. This guy’s a doctor, it’s all about being medically correct. I think about it like the first Hammer Frankenstein film, which was all about very graphic scenes of brains floating in blood and things like that. I want it to be perfectly accurate, almost shockingly so.

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  • moody 20. 10. 2011 an 12:15

    das Buch ist wirklich grossartig, aber wie will man das Konzept in einen Film umsetzen…das ganze lebt doch gerade von seinem wissenschaftlichen / neurobiologischen Hintergrund und den kann man wohl schlecht verfilmen….

    ….und einen Wissenschaftler, der Experimente mit Zombies in einem Bunker macht, hat man schon in day gesehen…

  • reeft 20. 10. 2011 an 13:43

    „my zombies are much more political“

    Yeah… I guess that’s why they’re riding fucking on horses, eh?

  • reeft 20. 10. 2011 an 13:44

    riding on fucking*

  • Fluffy Bunny 21. 10. 2011 an 9:16

    @reeft: Schade, andersrum war auch gut und hätte ich gern gesehen!