Director Steve Miner haswrapped production on zombie thriller DayOf The Dead, a new interpretation of George Romero's1985 horror classic, after six weeks of shooting in and around Sofia.

The production usedfacilities of Nu Image's BoyanaStudios in the Bulgarian capital and other sets and locations around thecountry, including Ilientzi, where Brian De Palma shotThe Black Dahlia.

The film stars Mena Suvari (American Beauty) and Ving Rhames, among others. FinalDestination writer Jeffrey Reddick wrote thescript, and Pirates OfThe Caribbean veteran DeanJones led the make-up special effects team.

Nu Image did not reveal plans for the film's release orfinances, but the project's budget has been estimated at $18m.

Producers are Boaz Davidson,John Thompson, Randall Emmett and George Furla. Nu Image Bulgaria head David Varod is the executivein charge of production. Executive producers are Avi Lerner, Danny Dimbort, TrevorShort, Paul Mason, Jordan Rush and Robert Dudelson.

Nu Image's next project to shoot in Sofia will be Brandhauser, directed by Srdjan Dragojevic and starring John Cusack.Filming is scheduled to begin at the end of October.