Gunpowder & Sky, who acquired the excellent slasher Tragedy Girls, along with DIGA Studios and Full Fathom Five announced today that Rodman Flender has signed on to direc the film adaptation of Jeff Hart’s zombie road trip novel, Eat, Brains, Love.
The first in a two-part book series, Eat, Brains, Love is touted as a “heartwarming and bloody blend of romance and deadpan humor” and filled with laughs, heart—and brains.
“The good news: Jake’s dream girl, Amanda Blake finally knows his name.
The bad news: It is because they both contracted a mysterious zombie virus and devoured the brains of half their senior class. Now Jake and Amanda are on the run from Cass, a teen psychic sent by the government’s top-secret Necrotic Control Division to track them down. As Jake and Amanda deal with the existential guilt of eating their best friends and set off in search of a cure for the zombie virus, Cass struggles with a growing psychic dilemma of her own – one that will lead all three of them on an epic journey across the country and make them question what it means to truly be alive. Or undead.”
Flender comes from a comedy and genre background, which seamlessly translates into what he is working with on Eat, Brains, Love. He directed the Columbia Pictures release Idle Hands, “Tales from the Crypt” for HBO and MTV’s reboot of the “Scream” franchise.
Mike Herro and David Strauss act as writer-producers.
“The film is saturated in teen drama, um…sex and high school zombies – so what better writing team to adapt that story than the team who spent years writing the best teen dramas on television,” said Van Toffler, CEO of Gunpowder & Sky.
Gunpowder & Sky first announced that they had signed an exclusive deal with DIGA Studios, an independent production studio founded by former MTV President Tony DiSanto, and Full Fathom Five to develop Eat, Brains, Love in February 2016.
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