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Rise of the Living Dead is an upcoming film in The Living Dead series. It is a prequel being made by George A. Romero's son Cameron Romero.


It is a prequel to Night of the Living Dead, described by Screenrant:[1]

Rise of the Living Dead's plot takes place during the social turmoil of the early 1960s, not too long before the zombie uprising that occurred in Night. The story centers on Dr. Ryan Cartwright, a military-funded scientist tasked with finding a way to sustain human life in the event of a nuclear holocaust. This mission came to be following the events of the Cuban Missile Crisis in late 1962, which saw the United States and Russia come dangerously close to mutual annihilation. Cartwright's journey somehow leads to the creation of the Romero universe's first zombie, and the apocalypse that followed.


  • The prequel was originally titled Origins.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 George Romero’s Son Announces Rise of the Living Dead Prequel by Michael Kennedy, November 1, 2017.