George A. Romeros Empire of the Dead, a Marvel-published comic series which takes the contemporary zombiethat which Romero effectively created in 1968s Night of the Living Deadand pits it against vampires is being developed as a television project.
Variety reports Demarest, which recently produced Kevin Smiths man-made-walrus horror, Tusk is backing Empire of the Dead. The limited series, which will run for 15 issues began in January 2014 and finishes up this August. Empire sees Romero continue to evolve his undead, as the zombies are gaining intelligence, as well as struggling with the vampires.
Empire of the Dead will be written by Romero and producer Peter Grunwald, and executive produced by Romero and Grunwald with Demarests Sam Englebardt and William D. Johnson.