Director Closing in on ZMD: Zombies of Mass Destruction

Grevioux on the adaptation of his Red 5 Comics title

Kevin Grevioux, the original mind behind the “Underworld” franchise, told tonight at the premiere of Underworld: Rise of the Lycans that a director is now attached to Benderspink’s adaptation of his Red 5 Comics title “ZMD: Zombies of Mass Destruction.” Though he wouldn’t reveal the name, Grevioux told us that it’s a genre guy and that an announcement would be coming soon.

Here is how Red 5 Comics describes the title:

Air-dropped into the deadliest hot zones, the walking dead of “ZMD: Zombies of Mass Destruction” indiscriminately infect every last warring insurgent — on either side of the conflict. Specifically engineered to be photosensitive, once enemy infection becomes complete by dawn, both the originals and newly created zombies dissolve as a means to control widespread and accidental zombification. This allows live soldiers to enter and safely occupy the now-combatant-free territory. However, this plan takes a deadly turn when one of the U.S. zombies, dubbed — Zombie Zero — fails to dissolve at the expected time, and begins to wreak havoc in the Middle East by creating others like him. This leads the U.S. military brass to send in a special operative to quietly take out Zombie Zero and his minions before their existence becomes known to the rest of the world.

Red 5 Comics was created by Paul Ens, former director of Lucasfilm’s and Lucas Online, and Scott Chitwood, co-founder of and contributor to and