Dawn Of The Dead: Ving Rhames and Sarah Polley are in final negotiations to star in Dawn of the Dead, a reinvention of the 1978 horror film of the same name, reports The Hollywood Reporter. The Universal project goes into production next month. Zack Snyder will direct from a script by James Gunn.

The remake, like the original, is about a mysterious plague that causes the newly dead to rise from their graves and begin to eat the living. During the chaos, a core group of remaining humans takes refuge in a shopping mall.

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These include a young nurse (Polley), the police-uniformed Kenneth (Rhames), a mall employee who works at Best Buy, a gangbanger and his pregnant Russian girlfriend.