Michael Madsen – who has taken a nosedive by starring in Office Paranormal, Back2Hell, Terror Trap, The Witching Hour, The Bleeding and other genre garbage – will topline indie zombie pic Infected for Verdi-Corrente Prods. with shooting starting in October and Glenn Ciano directing. Infected centers on a father and son who have to fight to survive against a deadly, rapidly spreading blood virus. Producers are managing partners Chad A. Verdi and Michael Corrente. Verdi-Corrente is in post-production on its first feature, horror film Inkubus, starring Robert Englund. The banner has hired Carl Dupre and Ciano to write the next installment.