Film version of 'Z-Men' graphic novel in the works at Lionsgate

By Karen Butler  |  Oct. 14, 2015 at 7:47 AM
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SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- Lionsgate is working on a film adaptation of the graphic novel Z-Men, the flagship title in publisher Double Take's new universe surrounding the classic Night of the Living Dead horror franchise.

No director or stars have been revealed at this stage in the project.

"We're delighted to expand our relationship with our friends at Take-Two by partnering with their comic-book arm, Double Take, in bringing Z-Men to the big screen," Lionsgate Motion Picture Group Co-Chairs Rob Friedman and Patrick Wachsberger said in a joint statement Tuesday. "We continue to diversify our portfolio with films adapted from novels, video games and board games and look forward to translating 2T's graphic novel into a spine-chilling film for moviegoers and comic-book fans alike. It is yet another example of the strong underlying intellectual property on which our film and television content is based."

"We are pleased to expand our partnership with Lionsgate, who has the right team to bring to life on screen what Double Take brings to life in comics," added Double Take General Manager Bill Jemas. "We look forward to seeing Lionsgate's creativity transform the Z-Men story into an exciting feature film, and everyone on the Double Take team is incredibly enthused at this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity."

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