George A Romero and producing partner Peter Grunwald have begun pre-production on the iconic filmmaker's latest zombie tale, Diary Of The Dead.

Romero/Grunwald Productions is producing and financing the under-$10m project with Los Angeles-based Artfire Films and will commence production in Toronto on Oct 11.

The story centres on a group of student filmmakers who find themselves in the midst of a zombie attack and will be told from multiple subjective points of view.

Voltage Pictures and Cinetic are representing rights here in Toronto.

"The way these kids in the film shoot their movie is the way I shot Night Of The Living Dead, so it means a lot to me," Romero told Screen. "It also deals with emerging technologies and includes doses of zombie gore and fun."