MGM Acquiring Worldwide Rights To ‘Night Of The Living Dead’ Sequel Directed By ‘Nanny’s Nikyatu Jusu - Village Roadshow Entertainment Group
MGM Acquiring Worldwide Rights To ‘Night Of The Living Dead’ Sequel Directed By ‘Nanny’s Nikyatu Jusu
Los Angeles, CA – December 15, 2022 – In a highly competitive situation, Amazon’s MGM division is in final negotiations to acquire the worldwide rights to the Night Of The Living Dead sequel from Village Roadshow Pictures, Vertigo Entertainment, Westbrook, and Origin Story &George A. Romero’s Sanibel Films, with Nikyatu Jusu (Nanny) set to direct from a script by LaToya Morgan (Walking Dead). The film will be released by Amazon’s MGM division theatrically.
The sequel will be produced and overseen by Christine Romero and Tina Romeroof Sanibel Films; Jillian Apfelbaum, Tristen Tuckfield, and Nic Gordon at Village Roadshow Pictures; Ryan Silbert of Origin Story; Andrew Childs for Roy Lee’s Vertigo Entertainment; and Jon Mone and Ryan Shimazaki of Westbrook Studios.
CAA Media Finance and Village Roadshow Pictures co-represented the sale of the film rights.
This marks Jusu’s second project with Amazon. Her critically acclaimed film Nanny, which won the 2022 U.S. Grand Jury Prize at Sundance, making her only the second Black female director to win, debuts on Prime Video globally December 16.
Morgan served as a writer-producer on The Walking Dead, and is currently show running, and co-created with JJ Abrams, the HBO Max crime drama series Duster.