Eric Red will continue to nurture his directing career by tackling an adaptation of Jonathan Maberry’s novel “Dead of Night.” The author broke the news via his Facebook page today (thanks to Arrow for the heads-up).
Red has directed films like Body Parts, Bad Moon and 100 Feet. If he finds financing and a home for “Dead of Night,” the story will find him delving into the zombie sub-genre.
Head inside for a synopsis. As this news is based solely on the option, it’s too early to discuss when it will shoot or who will star, but we’ll keep you posted.
A prison doctor injects a condemned serial killer with a formula designed to keephis consciousness awake while his body rots in the grave. But all drugs have unforeseen side-effects. Before he could be buried, the killer wakes up. Hungry. Infected. Contagious. Small town cop Dez Fox and herpartner JT are caught in a wave of murder as everyone they know and love die…only to rise again as the ravenous living dead. If Dez and JT can’t contain the plague inside the town limits, the infection will spread beyond all control. This is the way the world ends. Not with a bang…but a bite.