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‘Devils Unto Dust’ Adaptation Will Be ’28 Days Later’ Meets ‘True Grit’

The book isn’t being released until April of next year, but Emma Berquist’s Devils Unto Dust has already been acquired by New Regency for a feature film adaptation.

Tracking Board broke the news today, noting that Devils Unto Dust is being described as “28 Days Later meets True Grit.” In the horror-western tale…

“Devils Unto Dust tells the story of 17 year old Daisy Wilcox’s journey through 1870’s West Texas during a Reconstruction period plagued by a deadly virus infecting thousands with a rabies-like disease that turns people into murderous “Shakes.” When Daisy’s father disappears, Daisy hires two Shake-hunters who specialize in killing the infected, and sets off into the terrorscape of the western frontier to find him.”

Big Talk Pictures’ Nira Park and New Regency’s Arnon Milchan will be producing the adaptation of the HarperCollins book. Big Talk’s Rachael Prior will exec produce.



  • Necro

    What is it about the combination of Horror & Westerns that drive writers and directors to fuse the two genres together a lot of the time for a movie? I’m not knocking it I’m just trying to understand the appeal.

    • J Jett

      i hate Westerns. i don’t know why exactly but i just do and have always hated that particular genre. even horror/westerns i just can’t get into. that being said, i’ll give this new film a chance!

  • drmodem

    Do we really need another take on the dystopian zombie genre? Would love to see some more original concepts being adapted for film.

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