Another piece of horror king George Romero’s work is about to get a face lift for the new millennium. In this case, I’m referring to his 1973 film, The Crazies. The cast of the horror remake will be lead by actor Timothy Olyphant, whom you might remember as the villain from Live Free or Die Hard. According to THR, the remake will stick close to the plot of the original, which deals with a major biochemical disaster.

The story revolves around the inhabitants of a small Kansas town who are beset by death and insanity after a plane crash lets loose a secret biological weapon into the water supply. Olyphant is playing the town’s sheriff.

The Crazies is set for release on September 25, 2009, and will be directed by Breck Eisner. His previous work includes 2005′s Sahara.