Fox Searchlight to Acquire Diablo Cody’s ‘Breathers’

A new update has come in regarding the Diablo Cody (Jennifer’s Body, Juno) produced horror project Breathers: A Zombie’s Lament, an adaptation of a S. G. Browne’s horror/comedy novel being scripted by Geoff LaTulippe. Production Weekly reports that Fox Searchlight in talks to pickup the upcoming zombie romantic comedy. No other details were revealed, but you can read a lengthy synopsis beyond the break.Meet Andy Warner, a recently deceased everyman and newly minted zombie. Resented by his parents, abandoned by his friends, and reviled by a society that no longer considers him human, Andy is having a bit of trouble adjusting to his new existence. But all that changes when he goes to an Undead Anonymous meeting and finds kindred souls in Rita, an impossibly sexy recent suicide with a taste for the formaldehyde in cosmetic products, and Jerry, a twenty-one-year-old car-crash victim with an exposed brain and a penchant for Renaissance pornography. When the group meets a rogue zombie who teaches them the joys of human flesh, things start to get messy, and Andy embarks on a journey of self-discovery that will take him from his casket to the SPCA to a media-driven class-action lawsuit on behalf of the rights of zombies everywhere.