Conceived as a satire of the Bush administration, the latest installation in the beloved franchise would've featured the infamous Dr. Herbert West putting a zombie president in the White House. But Gordon said the following to FEARnet yesterday:
It doesn’t look like it is going to happen. I’ve been having second thoughts on it, because I keep reading about Oliver Stone and the movie he is doing about the Bush presidency. I am worried it is a little bit too late to start doing movies about the Bush administration. By the time this movie would come out, we would have a new President, and it would be like, 'Who cares?'
Fans may disagree with Gordon as to the relevancy of the project (I know I do), but it sounds like the guy has made up his mind. Dr. West is staying in retirement, at least for now.