Variety is reporting that Dark Hero Studios has joined with Pandemonium to adapt the comic book “Deadworld” into a zombie feature franchise. David Hayter, who wrote the screenplay for Watchmen and the first X-Men film, will write the screenplay.
“Deadworld” veers from the popular zombie mythology of depicting an apocalypse in which humans are overrun by flesh-eating corpses. “Deadworld” picks up four months after that event, where the Dead overtake the Earth, with humans few and far between. Protag is King Zombie, a Harley-riding corpse who holds a grudge against the survivors who made him an outcast.
“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.”