Production has begun on George A Romero's untitled latest zombie parable in Ontario, Canada.

In keeping with all Romero's other films the project is not a sequel but a new adventure informed by the contemporary social and political climate.

The action takes place on an isolated island off the North American coast where the community's undead rulers find themselves locked in a struggle over whether to eat surviving human inhabitants or keep them alive in the hope of finding a cure.

The ensemble cast includes Alan Van Sprang, Kenneth Welsh, Kathleen Munroe, Devon Bostick, Richard Fitzpatrick, Stefano Colacitti, and Athena Karkanis.

'I'm excited to be back working with my film-making family and I love the new story that we've started to shoot,' Romero said. 'It's a larger scale picture than my last one, a different kind of world, and I hope the fans are going to like seeing it as much as I've enjoyed working on it.'

Paula Devonshire produces and Romero and producing partner Peter Grunwald are serving as executive producers with DJ Carson and Ara Katz, Art Spigel, and Dan Fireman of Artfire Films.

Voltage Pictures is handling international sales and has already completed deals with Optimum in the UK, Maximum in Canada, Pyramid in Russia and Imagem in Brazil as well as several other sales to Latin American territories. Cinetic Media is handling domestic rights.