class=”alignleft size-thumbnail wp-image-8395″ title=”Dawn Of The Dead” src=”https://www.heyuguys.com/images/2010/01/Dawn-Of-The-Dead-220×150.jpg” alt=”” width=”220″ height=”150″ />In what is quite possibly one of the most disturbing movie related stories of recent memory, Bloody Disgusting are reporting that MTV are currently in talks to acquire the rights to turn George A. Romero’s classic zombie film Dawn of the Dead into a TV series. This is just wrong on so many levels.
Dawn of the Dead is basically the equivalent of The Godfather in regards to zombie movies and my personal favorite from the sub-genre; I am of course referring to Romero’s 1978 original and NOT Zack Snyder’s 2004 remake. Now even though MTV was cool a long, long time ago it has now been reduced to what is in my opinion the absolute worst set of channels on TV, bar none. All MTV seem to have played throughout the last decade is mass-marketed, unoriginal, garbage pop songs (including all that fake rock and hip-hop they play), and these awful, tween centric reality TV shows about spoiled rich kids that only appeal to the lowest common denominator.
There is absolutely no way that MTV will make even a mediocre TV series from Dawn of the Dead, let alone anything that will be worth watching. MTV should keep their greedy, corporate, mainstream hands away from this classic film’s name and just produce their own separate zombie TV series for twelve year old girls that does not have “… of the Dead” anywhere in the title. I really hope this is something which does not materialize.