Writer’s Block: Virulents, Ocean, Kept

“New Regency has optioned the Virgin Comics title “Virulents” and set John Moore (“The Omen”) to direct the adaptation for 20th Century Fox. Story, to be adapted by John Cox (“Sergeant Rock”), revolves around a ragtag group of soldiers who search for a lost patrol in Afghanistan. The soldiers, some from an American military unit, some from an Indian military unit, stumble into a nest of vampire zombies…”(full details)

“Gianni Nunnari and Nick Wechsler have teamed to option screen rights to “Ocean,” a graphic novel by Warren Ellis that is a template for a big-scale alien thriller. Story concerns the thousands of coffins containing angel-like bodies, and a giant weapon of mass destruction, discovered by a scientist on Jupiter’s ice-covered moon Europa. A U.N. weapons inspector sent to investigate uncovers a chilling secret about the history of humanity…”(full details)

“Paramount Pictures has acquired the spec comedy “Kept Men,” by Amy Snow, for Double Features. Pic revolves around three down-and-out pals looking for a shortcut to riches, who flaunt their youthful assets at a charity auction in hopes of becoming kept men…”(full details)