Tuesday, July 22, 2008

ZMD to the screen

Now this just sounds like a good, wholesome film project. Benderspink, the production company behind such gems as The Butterfly Effect, and Kyle XY, has picked up the film rights to Red Five comic's book ZMD: Zombies of Mass Destruction.

Doesn't that name just kind of say it all...

Ok a bit more about the story. The new comic is running aas a six issue miniseries and can be described thusly "Air-dropped into the deadliest hot zones, the walking dead of "ZMD: Zombies of Mass Destruction" indiscriminately infect every last warring insurgent -- on either side of the conflict. Specifically engineered to be photosensitive, once enemy infection becomes complete by dawn, both the originals and newly created zombies dissolve as a means to control widespread and accidental zombification. This allows live soldiers to enter and safely occupy the now-combatant-free territory. However, this plan takes a deadly turn when one of the U.S. zombies, dubbed -- Zombie Zero -- fails to dissolve at the expected time, and begins to wreak havoc in the Middle East by creating others like him. This leads the U.S. military brass to send in a special operative to quietly take out Zombie Zero and his minions before their existence becomes known to the rest of the world."

The comic is written by Underworld creator Kevin Grevioux. No word on timeframe, but the fact that this kind of a project even is in development is a good sign. Zombie movies kinda rule, so I'm all for this.

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