WIP Hires Alvart for The Zero


Warner Independent Pictures has attached German filmmaker Christian Alvart (Case 39) to direct the big screen adaptation of Jess Walter’s satirical political novel The Zero.

Variety says the book centers on a New York City cop who shoots himself in the head less than a week after the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Suffering strange memory lapses, he is assigned to work at a shadowy agency where he must analyze every scrap of paper blown across New York when the Twin Towers fell. He suddenly finds himself drawn into a sinister government plot.