I’m a big believer in the idea that the world can always use more zombie movies. Luckily, I’m not alone, and we’re about to see some epic zombie property brought to the big screen!
Variety reports that David Hayter and Benedict Carver of Dark Hero Studios are joining Bill Mechanic of Pandemonium in rolling out a movie adaptation of the comic book Deadworld. Hayter, one of the co-writers on Watchmen, will be penning the script about a zombie apocalypse where zombies are the ruling class and the humans are few and far between.
I’m not familiar with this property, but it nevertheless sounds like it could be pretty cool. When your main character is a grudge-holding, motorcycle-riding zombie by the name of King Zombie, then I’m pretty much on board. If nothing else it sounds more original than the Walking Dead series.
According to Hayter, “It’s very much about the design of the Deadworld and creating cool, frightening but not necessarily gory creatures.” Ironic, as the source material is widely regarded for its expertise in the gore department, but hearing that a talented writer is taking it upon himself to meticulously craft an entire world where zombies reign supreme is a pretty damn cool endeavor!
The plan is to turn the film into a franchise, which I like the sound of as well. Production should begin sometime next year.