Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Doing The Undead

Some word on a project I'd forgotten about, via The Playlist:

"Last we heard from Diablo Cody, producer on the gestating "Breathers: A Zombie Lament," she said they "have a script and I am thrilled with it and hope we can go into production with it soon;" Fox Searchlight are backing the production. Well it appears things are continuing to slowly move forward.

Pajiba reports that the script, by Geoff LaTulippe ("Going The Distance"), is done and that Scarlett Johansson and Joseph Gordon-Levitt are "loosely attached" to the film. Yeah, it's pretty vague and probably means they are interested in the material, but there are probably a number of details that need to be ironed out before it becomes more solid.

... the story follows "Andy, a dead man who discovers himself newly re-animated as a mid-aged, decaying zombie who must figure out what it means to live as an Un-dead in a society that denies his kind basic rights" with Cody saying earlier this year, "I like to think it’s about the personal side of being a zombie and being ostracized.”

I know that I read this book last year, but I can't really remember much of anything about it. When Diablo talked about it previously I mentioned liking the book, but that's it. I suppose that's one of the problems with the past decade or so's zombie-saturation - I've heard so many similar tales from every point of view, dead undead and good old fashioned living, that they've sorta morphed into one beast in my brain. A single beast hungry for brains! Yeah anyway I think Joe and ScarJo could make for an appealing couple. Sure not as appealing as Joe and Tom Hardy, but ya can't have everything.


Ms Scrappy said...

I am sooooo gonna paste my picture over that model's face too.

Michael Parsons said...

A zombie you fancy??? How disturbing