If its true that they are making a Romero-style zombie movie then it could be historically inaccurate. Zombies were still mostly associated with voodoo that I can recall-and kid filmmakers inspired by aliens and traditional monsters like vampires, werewolves, man made monsters.
In fact I dont remember much interest in zombies until well into the late 80s.
Really? Even with the Romero dead trilogy and the like? I think the zombie thing is pure geek speculation anyway, with the film shrouded in the predictable Abrams hype-tastic secrecy.
Trailer looks like 100% pure Spielberg homage, wonder if the film can escape from his shadow . . .