Emmett/Furla Films, a wholly owned subsidiary of Family Room Entertainment Corporation announced that that principal photography has commenced on the remake of the 1985 George Romero classic zombie pic, Day of the Dead.

The picture stars: Mena Suvari (American Beauty), Ving Rhames (Dawn of the Dead), and Nick Cannon (Drumline). Steve Miner (Halloween H2O& Lake Placid) will direct the film. Jeffery Reddick (Final Destination) has penned the script.

In this terrifying remake of the George Romero classic, a group of scientists, military personnel and civilians find themselves battling for their lives against a plague of flesh eating ghouls. When a band of survivors seek shelter in an underground military bunker, they find themselves trapped with an even greater danger that lurks inside.