“The Walking Dead” is already making waves in Hollywood as studios are clamoring to get their grubby mitts on their own undead franchise.
Fresh off the record-breaking ratings for Sunday’s Season 2 premiere of AMC’s “The Walking Dead”, Fox and Sony Pictures Television are developing a potential half-hour comedy based on the Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson and Emma Stone starrer Zombieland, says both THR and Vulture.
The project would be written by feature scribes Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick and produced through feature distributor Columbia’s sibling unit, Sony Pictures Television with an eye on putting the project into development for the 2012-13 broadcast season. The feature film grossed $75.6 million, with a sequel in the works for next year. A potential TV series, Polone told the site, would replace a big-screen follow-up.