George A. Romero is universaly known for his Dead series of films. In fact, the idea for the Resident Evil (Biohazard in Japan) series was created from watching his films.
Shortly before the launch of Biohazard 2, he was hired to write a script for a live-action trailer for that game that was to be broadcast only in Japan. He was asked to write the script for the Resident Evil films, he initially declined, stating in an interview, "I don't wanna make another film with zombies in it, and I couldn't make a movie based on something that ain't mine", although in later years he reconsidered and wrote a script for the first movie. While many were impressed with the script (which garnered positive reviews), it was eventually rejected in favor of Paul W.S. Anderson's treatment, this move had upset many Resident Evil fans.