Hayter Pens “Deadworld” Zombie Film

Dark Hero Studios is planning a zombie feature film franchise adaptation of Gary Reed’s comic book “Deadworld” says Variety.

“Deadworld” veers from the popular zombie mythology of depicting an apocalypse in which humans are overrun by flesh-eating corpses. “Deadworld” picks up four months after that event, where the Dead overtake the Earth, with humans few and far between.

The protagonist is King Zombie, a Harley-riding corpse who holds a grudge against the survivors who made him an outcast.

David Hayter (“Watchmen”) will write the screenplay, produce, and both conceive and design the look of the film. Bill Mechanic, Robert L. Robinson Jr. and Jeffrey D. Erb will also produce.

Shooting kicks off next year.