Canton Unleashes Zombies In “Play Dead”

Producer Mark Canton (“300”) has optioned the film rights to soap actor-turned-novelist Ryan Brown’s recently published zombie tale “Play Dead” says Variety.

The horror/comedy follows a group of football players who drown after their bus is sent into a river by a rival team.

A witch and local football fanfare resurrect them in order to make sure they’re ready in time for the game, that is if they can stop them from eating the other citizens of the small Texas town obsessed with the team’s success.

Novelist/scribe Joe Schreiber will adapt the novel and shooting will take place during the third quarter of 2011.