Phoenix Pictures and Mike De Luca Productions will team for a feature adaptation of the Charlie Huston vampire novel Already Dead, says Variety. Scott Rosenberg will write the script.
Huston's novel is the first of a five-book series that the producers are eyeing as a potential franchise.
The series revolves around a vampire who happens to be a private detective hired by a New York socialite to track down her runaway daughter. The city's vampires are afflicted with a virus that requires them to drink blood, and they run through the city in clans. A new virus that turns victims into carnivorous zombies threatens to upset the balance between humans and vampires.
Huston's second novel in the series, "No Dominion," was just published.
Rosenberg, best known for script work that includes Beautiful Girls and Con Air, just completed a new version of The Dirty Dozen for Warner Bros.