The news broke sometime last week that George Romero was hard at work on yet another zombie flick, though it had nothing to do with his previous entries in the Night Of The Living Dead saga. Now comes word from Variety that Romero is in fact shooting his latest zombie hell ride in Ontario, and at this moment the film is untitled.

The plot of this latest in a long line of Dead films centers around a small isolated island off the coast of North America where the dead are rising to eat their own relatives. Gosh, I don’t see any social commentary in that short synopsis. The leaders of the island end up debating on whether they should kill off their reanimated kin or preserve them in hopes of finding a cure.

Alan Van Sprang, Kenneth Welsh, Kathleen Munroe, Devon Bostick, Richard Fitzpatrick, Stefano Colacitti and Athena Karkanis have all been cast in the film. The untitled thriller should see release sometime next year.