In a press release announcing the acquisition, Magnolia President Eamonn Bowles said, "George A Romero is an undisputed cinematic legend, and we're honored to be bringing another installment of this incredible series of films to horror fans. Survival is smart, extremely fun and a worthy addition to the of the Dead franchise."
Romero was quoted as saying, "I'm a big admirer of the team at Magnolia. They’re creative and passionate, and I’m excited to put Survival in their hands."
George A Romero's Survival of the Dead was written and directed by George A Romero and stars Kenneth Welsh, Julian Richings, and Kathleen Munroe.
The Survival of the Dead Official SynopsisLike its predecessors, George A Romero's Survival of the Dead takes place in a desperate, nightmarish world where the dead walk the earth, relentlessly attacking the living. It is the story of Plum Island – a beautiful refuge whose isolation allows two powerful families to maintain a semblance of order in the wake of the zombie holocaust. But as the inhabitants slowly die off, the two clans become sharply divided: the O'Flynns believe that the undead must be destroyed without exception, while the Muldoons insist that afflicted loved ones be kept 'alive' until a cure is found. The result is an escalating showdown with echoes of a classic Western stand-off that erupts in brutality and violence.
“George A. Romero is an undisputed cinematic legend, and we’re honored to be bringing another installment of this incredible series of films to horror fans,” said Magnolia President Eamonn Bowles. “SURVIVAL is smart, extremely fun and a worthy addition to the ‘Of the Dead’ franchise.” Says Romero, “I’m a big admirer of the team at Magnolia. They’re creative and passionate, and I’m excited to put “Survival” in their hands.” The deal was negotiated by Magnolia’s Senior Vice President Tom Quinn with Victoria Cook for Cinetic Media, on behalf of Art Spigel and Ara Katz of Artfire Films and Peter Grunwald of Romero-Grunwald Productions.