Director and Writer Officially Announced for ‘Wake the Dead’

Even more details hit the web today regarding Wake the Dead, the feature film adaptation of popular Steve Niles (30 Days of Night) comic book. It was announced that Holding Pictures has acquired rights to Niles’ graphic novel and set James V. Hart to write the script with Jay Russell to direct. “The idea is to make a classic horror film, and what I liked was the combination of Jay, in a genre he’s wanted to experiment in for some time, with Jim, who is particularly skilled at this kind of voice, and with a world created by Steve, who has become a classic in the graphic novel world,” Lyons said. Visual effects will be done by Peter Jackson’s New Zealand-based Weta, which provided the f/x work on “The Water Horse.” The supernatural series is a retelling of the Frankenstein legend in the style of cult favorites The Crow and Darkman.