Thursday, 11 June 2009

News: Deadworld Movie one step forward?

Digital Spy report:

David Hayter has signed up to write and produce zombie comic book adaptation Deadworld, says Variety.
Watchmen and X-Men screenwriter has joined forces with Pandemonium's Bill Mechanic to bring Gary Reed's comic to the big screen. Benedict Carver, who runs Dark Hero Studios with Hayter, is also producing.
Deadworld puts a new spin on the post-apocalypse zombie film, picking up after the undead have taken over the planet and focusing on King Zombie, a motorcycle-riding corpse with a grudge against human survivors.
"It's very much about the design of the Deadworld and creating cool, frightening but not necessarily gory creatures," Hayter said. "I am a huge fan of zombie mythology."

I read Deadworld, back in 1988(?) and still hold First Prints of the original stories. The art was a bit wacky but the story was pretty good, then Robert Kirkman's The Walking Dead came along. TWD is the definitive Zombie serial as you Zombie lovers will know. Now, if HBO could produce an hourly serial drama based on that, I'd be in Seventh Heaven. I'll keep an open mind about Deadworld. I doubt it'll be much before 2011 until we see this.

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