Lionsgate Set to Adapt a Feature Adaptation of Zombie Comic Series Z-Men. Lionsgate has entered the comic book and zombie film trend as the company just announced that they would be developing a feature adaptation of the comic book series Z-Men, according to a press release.
Comic book publisher Double Take will be teaming up with Lionsgate in developing the film, which is being written by Z-Men writer and illustrator Jeff McComsey. Double Take is the subsidiary of the leading video game developer Take-Two Interactive Software, the company involved in games like Borderlands.
“We’re delighted to expand our relationship with our friends at Take-Two by partnering with their comic book arm, Double Take, in bringing Z-Men to the big screen,” said Lionsgate Motion Picture Group Co-Chairs Rob Friedman and Patrick Wachsberger. “We continue to diversify our portfolio with films adapted from novels, video games and board games and look forward to translating 2T’s graphic novel into a spine-chilling film for moviegoers and comic book fans alike. It is yet another example of the strong underlying intellectual property on which our film and television content is based.”
“We are pleased to expand our partnership with Lionsgate, who has the right team to bring to life on screen what Double Take brings to life in comics,” Double Take General Manager Bill Jemas said. “We look forward to seeing Lionsgate’s creativity transform the Z-Men story into an exciting feature film, and everyone on the Double Take team is incredibly enthused at this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.”
Z-Men takes place in 1966 where there mass murders are taking place in Western Pennsylvania with signs leading to a possible zombie outbreak. President Lyndon B. Johnson sends a team to investigate. Agents Stuart and Clancy get the opportunity to serve their country as they eradicate the zombies before a possible zombie apocalypse takes place.
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