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George Romero has announced he is writing an adaptation of the new book "The Zombie Autopsies: Secret Notebooks from the Apocalypse" by Steven C. Schlozman. The story is about some doctors who find shocking revelations when they perform autopsies on zombies following a zombie apocalypse.

About the book:
Presented as the journal kept by a neuroscientist investigating the medical causes of zombiism, Schlozman’s clever debut shows that there’s still life left in the overworked horror theme of the living dead.

Dr. Stanley Blum is already infected (as is two-thirds of humankind) with ataxic neurodegenerative satiety deficiency syndrome (ANSD)—the virus that makes flesh-eating zombies lurch and lunch—when he decamps to Bassas da India, an island overseen by the U.N., to vivisect captive zombies in the hope of isolating the pathogen before he succumbs to it.

Schlozman makes the science both accessible and plausible. In lieu of a meaty plot, he provides a grim vision of zombie apocalypse and a surprise explanation for the virus’s origin. Printed as a handwritten diary and illustrated in gory glory with clinical drawings by Andrea Sparacio, this book is sure to be scarfed up by ravenous zombiephiles.

Our pals at io9 spoke to Romero back in October and got some more info out of him.

Here’s what he says:
"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."

Definitely seems like a an interesting concept. Anyone read the book?

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Whtzombie (10 years ago) Reply

Time used to be, anything with Romeros name on it made me drool. But after Document and Land of the Dead? Sorry, I have my doubts. Leave your social views at the door George and get back to what made your movies good and I'll buy a ticket.

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