Diamond Head: According to Variety, In his first rock 'n' roll picture project since The Rocky Horror Picture Show, composer Richard Hartley has enlisted to write the music for Diamond Dead, a black comedy about an '80s-style rock band that comes back from the dead.
Hartley is being joined by Night of the Living Dead director George Romero, who will direct and has completed a rewrite of a script by Brian Cooper, who wrote lyrics to songs in the film.
The story revolves around a subpar garage band and an aspiring female singer who wants to sing with the guys, who are on the brink of breaking. Unfortunately, she dashes her own hopes when she accidentally wipes out the entire band.
"She makes a deal with Death to bring them back, but they return as zombies, which wasn't what she was banking on," Romero told Variety. "To make it more humorous, Death has a sick sense of humor and arranged it so that they are magically a smash-hit popular band. Whatever problems with things like decay doesn't mean they can't still play a mean lick."