Zombies, man. They’re as hot as their skin is cold, and everyone is clamoring to have the next big undead thing shambling their way. Speaking of which… read on for the first news on Patient Zero.
According to The Wrap, Screen Gems has acquired Mike Le’s zombie script Patient Zero, which is described as a character-driven action-thriller.
Set in a post-apocalyptic world, Patient Zero features a unique hook — a protagonist with the ability to speak the language of the undead who interrogates zombies in the hopes of finding Patient Zero and a cure for his infected wife.
Those familiar with the script told the site that it features a rich mythology and has the potential to reinvent the zombie genre just as Danny Boyle and Alex Garland’s 28 Days Later did in 2002. One individual described the project as being in the vein of “The Walking Dead” and Warm Bodies, while another compared it to Interview with the Vampire but with zombies.
More on this one as it comes.
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