Timothy Olyphant is about to enter the world of George A. Romero. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Olyphant has secured the lead role for The Crazies remake.
The film, based off Romero's 1973 original film, will center on the tiny populace of a Kansas town that is plagued by madness and death after a plane crashes nearby, releasing a biological weapon into the town's water supply. Olyphant will portray the town's sherrif.
Breck Eisner is directing from a script by Scott Kosar and Ray Wright, with Romero himself executive producing. No production schedule was released for the project.
The Crazies was released February 26th, 2010 and stars Timothy Olyphant, Radha Mitchell, Joe Anderson, Danielle Panabaker, Christie Lynn Smith, Brett Rickaby, Preston Bailey, John Aylward. The film is directed by Breck Eisner.