Fox Plans Walking Dead-Style Donner Party Film

20th Century Fox has picked up the film rights to the upcoming novel “The Hunger” by former CIA intelligence analyst Alma Katsu.

The story is described a ‘Walking Dead-style’ riff on the historical tale of the infamous Donner Party expedition in 1846. 87 men and women set out for California, but only just over half made it as harrowing conditions forced members to eat their own dead.

“Morgan” director Luke Scott, son of filmmaker Ridley Scott, is attached to adapt and direct the film while Scott Free productions will produce.

Source: Deadline