EXCL: Producer Offers Hater Update

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Script is coming in soon

Producer Mark Johnson, who is currently balancing duties between the next Chronicles of Narnia picture and Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark, told me earlier today that progress continues on Hater, an adaptation of the David Moody novel he is co-producing with Guillermo Del Toro.

“The script is getting turned in this week, actually,” he said. The Shield‘s Glen Mazzara is adapting the book. “I describe it as a zombie movie without zombies. So we’ll see what we get. It’s one of the few ones that focuses on an outbreak that affects people where it’s never explained. A really good one. Others may do the same thing and be metaphors for AIDS or whatever, but, in this particular case you, can read all kinds of interpretations into it but at the end of the day it is what it is.”

In Moody’s 2006 tome, an epidemic breaks out forcing people to break out into fits of violence. The Orphanage‘s Juan Antonio Bayona is slated to direct.

Source: Ryan Rotten, Managing Editor