“Zombie,” “Skywatchers,” “Sick” Land Directors

Zombie Skywatchers Sick Land Directors

Todd Strauss-Schulson (“Isn’t It Romantic,” “Final Girls”) is in talks to direct the action-comedy “Zombie Brother” for STX Films and Tencent Pictures. The film will be based on the popular Chinese manga which has scored billions of views via digital comics and animated series episodes spun off from the property.

The film version will follow a Chinese character who leads a ragtag team of New Yorkers in a fight to stay alive during a zombie apocalypse. Alex Rubens has written the script with contributions from Ryan Engle.

Next, Thor Freudenthal (“Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters”) is attached to helm the feature film adaptation of the Carrie Arcos novel “Skywatchers” for The Gotham Group. Ellen Goldsmith-Vein and Eric Robinson are set to produce.

The book is based on the real-life Operation Skywatch program established under President Truman and follows a group of teens in 1952 Monterey who volunteer to help keep round-the-clock eyes on the sky. When one of them goes missing, the others must figure out what’s happening and why.

Finally, “The Big Bang Theory” star Mayim Bialik will write and direct the dramedy feature “As Sick As They Made Us” based on her own experiences. Anne Clements and Ash Christian will produce.

The story follows a divorced mother who struggles to help her estranged brother visit their father on his deathbed. The death throws the family into disarray as she attempts to cultivate new love and manage her relationship with her difficult mother and brother

Sources: Heat Vision & Deadline