RKO Pictures has hired writers Brian Horiuchi and Matt Lazarus to adapt a remake of Boris Karloff cult film Isle of the Dead.
In the 1945 film directed by Val Lewton, Karloff played a Greek military commander on an island where a plague breaks out. He orders the isle quarantined and as residents fall ill and die, some begin to suspect that a vampire-demon might be the cause of the deaths.
RKO plans to set the remake against the backdrop of a viral outbreak in Afghanistan. No director has been set.