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George Romero Calls The Walking Dead a Soap Opera With Zombies

MILAN, ITALY - JULY 13:  Director George Romero attends 'L'Aperitivo Con Gli Autori' held at Sala Buzzati on July 13, 2010 in Milan, Italy.  (Photo by Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** George Romero

Zombie godfather George A. Romero is still definitely not helping out on The Walking Dead anytime soon: "They asked me to do a couple of episodes of The Walking Dead, but I didn’t want to be a part of it. Basically, it’s just a soap opera with a zombie occasionally. I always used the zombie as a character for satire or a political criticism, and I find that missing in what’s happening now," the director told The Big Issue. Even World War Z's modern day zombies moved a bit quickly for him: “I guess Zack Snyder started that with the remake of Dawn of the Dead— fast-moving zombies— but the zombies in World War Z, my God, they’re like army ants!"

Photo: Vittorio Zunino Celotto/2010 Getty Images