One up and coming director we haven’t heard much from as of late is Eduardo Rodriguez, who now has two projects in the works. The director who’s interesting film Curandero has been shelved by the Weinsteins, is now working on Open Grave for NALA films and has just signed on to direct (another) zombie pic Fragile for Rogue Pictures. Read on for the skinny and then ask yourself, do we really need another zombie movie?
Based on the graphic novel by Stephano Raffaele, story kicks off after an airborne virus has reduced much of the Earth’s population to feral zombies. A recently undead soldier then teams with a female zombie and a human teenager, racing against time to find a cure before being hunted down by the soldier’s former military unit, according to Variety.
Jeff Dixon adapted the screenplay of the Humanoids-published graphic novel as a spec.
John Baldecchi, Justin Connolly, Pierre Spengler and Fabrice Giger are producing. Keith Dinielli is co-producer.
“‘Fragile’ gives me the opportunity to explore the horror we’re used to in the genre but set in a unique post-apocalyptic world where zombies aren’t the monsters anymore,” said Rodriguez, who helmed Dimension’s “Curandero,” which was written and produced by Robert Rodriguez.
Eduardo Rodriguez is attached to direct “Open Grave” for NALA Films, with Jonathan Shestack producing.
Dixon is writing the graphic novel “Run Like Hell” for Viper Comics as well as the screenplay for Buried, which is set up at Maverick Films.