Lions Gate Begins the Zombie Film Wars!

I know I like to sound like a genius, but sometimes things are so obvious, you can’t help but look like one. After the recent success of Dawn of the Dead and 28 Days Later, who didn’t know we’d be hearing a bunch of Zombie related film announcements within weeks of Dawns release? Unfortunately, this one sounds a bit on the lame side, but so did the Dawn remake at one point, read on to find out more about Lions Gate Film’s Flight of the Dead..
In the wake of such recent undead boxoffice breakouts as “28 Days Later” and “Dawn of the Dead,” Lions Gate Films is fast-tracking its own zombie picture, “Flight of the Dead,” for a September start date, sources said.

“Flight” follows the tale of two zombies being shipped back to their homeland after they are captured. But when the deadly creatures come unexpectedly to life aboard an airplane, the begin to wreak high-altitude havoc.

The project is being developed by Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. chairman Andre Link with John Dunning. The two were partners in Cinepix Film Properties, the precursor to Lions Gate Films, and have teamed on such features as “Buffalo ’66″ and “The Daytrippers.” The original draft of the “Flight” screenplay was penned by Gary Parker and Tom Lavangnino, with rewriting done by Dunning and Lorenzo Ozouri. No director is on board “Flight.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter