George A. Romero has signed on to write and direct George A. Romero's Diary of the Dead.

The film is in the vein of his 1968 cult classic Night of the Living Dead. This one will follow a group of college students shooting a horror movie in the woods who stumble upon a real zombie uprising. The Hollywood Reporter adds when the onslaught begins, they seize the moment as any good film students would, capturing the undead in a 'cinema verite' style that causes more than the usual production headaches.

After going more than two decades without making an independently financed zombie film, Romero told his production partner Peter Grunwald he was frustrated working within the system. "I was trying to convince Peter we could just run off and do it ourselves," he said. There's no production schedule for George A. Romero's Diary of the Dead.