Hollywood Gang Prods has optioned rights to graphic novel The Last Christmas from Image Comics, according to Variety.
Written by Brian Posehn and Gerry Duggan, the novel revolves around Santa Claus, who turns his back on Christmas and goes into seclusion after nuclear war has destroyed the world. When the North Pole gets attacked, Santa must battle zombies and renegades to save the remaining survivors, and ultimately, the holiday.
Hollywood Gang partner Craig J. Flores will executive produce the project. The company’s Gianni Nunnari was a producer on Warner Bros.’ 300.
In addition to “Christmas,” Hollywood Gang is also developing the graphic novels Ocean, by Warren Ellis, and Frank Miller’s Ronin, as well as a remake of 1978 movie The Wild Geese, based on Daniel Carney’s unpublished novel “The Thin White Line,” with Rupert Sanders attached to direct.