Timothy Olyphant has signed on to star in The Crazies, Overture's remake of the George Romero horror movie being directed by Breck Eisner, says The Hollywood Reporter.
The story revolves around the inhabitants of a small Kansas town who are beset by death and insanity after a plane crash lets loose a secret biological weapon into the water supply. Olyphant is playing the town's sheriff.
Scott Kosar and Ray Wright wrote the screenplay.
Michael Aguilar and Dean Georgaris are producing, with Romero executive producing.