George A. Romero’s wife has revealed that her husband left behind dozens of scripts when he passed away in July 2017 after a "brief but aggressive battle with lung cancer.".
Romero left behind a vast archive of unreleased work that the people who control his estate are now looking to capitalize on.
Speaking with ComicBook.com, Romero’s wife, Suzanne Desrocher-Romero, revealed that he had left “nearly 50 scripts” when he died, any of which “could one day be developed into films.”
She teased: “George has many scripts. We have very many scripts that he's written. And so, you just never know what's gonna pop up.”
Dan Klaus is currently “fervently rewriting” ‘The Living Dead’, a novel that Romero had been writing before his death, and Desrocher-Romero says that a movie Romero had been working on shortly before he died called ‘Road Of The Dead’ is still happening (though she also admitted “it's sputtered a little bit”).
She also has concrete plans to restore and release a little-seen film that Romero made in 1973 that is “scary” but “not a horror movie” about ageism. Romero has a cameo in the film.
“George was a prolific writer,” Desrocher-Romero notes, “He loved to write, and we have 40, 50 scripts that he’s written, and a lot of it is very good.”
She adds that he “had a lot to say, and he still does, because I'm gonna make sure that he does.” A year before he died, the genius mind behind ‘Night of the Living Dead’ and ‘Day of the Dead’ said that movies like ‘World War Z’ and series like ‘The Walking Dead’ were ruining zombie movies.
Desrocher-Romero said that she’s going to make it her “mission” to ensure that Romero has a chance to tell the stories he wanted to tell before he died.