Director chosen for "Dawn of the Dead" remake

Zack Snyder, better known as a commercial director, has been hired to direct the "Dawn of the Dead" remake. Variety reports that James Gunn (Scooby-Doo) has scripted a reinvention of a 1979 film that cost $640,000 and became a highly profitable cult favorite. The film revolved around a swarm of slow-moving cannibalistic corpses who snack on the inhabitants of a shopping mall. The contemporized version aims to place a greater emphasis on action and a young cast than the original, adds the trade. The film was Romero’s sequel to the groundbreaking Night of the Living Dead