Benderspink has picked up the film rights to Red 5 Comics’ recently released horror/action comic “ZMDs: Zombies of Mass Destruction” by Underworld writer-producer Kevin Grevioux. Here is how Red 5 Comics describes the title:
Air-dropped into the deadliest hot zones, the walking dead of “ZMD: Zombies of Mass Destruction” indiscriminately infect every last warring insurgent — on either side of the conflict. Specifically engineered to be photosensitive, once enemy infection becomes complete by dawn, both the originals and newly created zombies dissolve as a means to control widespread and accidental zombification. This allows live soldiers to enter and safely occupy the now-combatant-free territory. However, this plan takes a deadly turn when one of the U.S. zombies, dubbed — Zombie Zero — fails to dissolve at the expected time, and begins to wreak havoc in the Middle East by creating others like him. This leads the U.S. military brass to send in a special operative to quietly take out Zombie Zero and his minions before their existence becomes known to the rest of the world.
The project was brought to the company by production coordinator Josh Feldman and will be produced by Benderspink.
Red 5 Comics was created by Paul Ens, former director of Lucasfilm’s StarWars.com and Lucas Online, and Scott Chitwood, co-founder of TheForce.net and contributor to ComingSoon.net and SuperheroHype.com. The company, based in Calgary, Alberta, began publishing its first books in the fall. Its “Afterburn” recently was set up at Relativity with Tobey Maguire and Neal Moritz producing.
You can learn more about the title here!