Screen Gems Takes Patient Z

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Screen Gems has taken the rights to Mike Le’s zombie thriller, Patient Z, TheWrap reports. Vincent Newman is attached to produce the project for the studio through his Vincent Newman Entertainment.

Patient Z takes place in a post-outbreak zombie apocalypse and follows the adventures of one man who has the unique ability to speak with the undead and who hopes to use his gift to discover a cure for the plague and his infected wife.

Le is best known for scripting the upcoming Dark Summer, which is tentatively planned for release sometime in 2014. Peter Stormare stars in the Paul Solet thriller, which centers on a teenager placed under house arrest while his mother is traveling.