Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles co-creator Kevin Eastman and Carlos Gallardo, who produced Robert Rodriguez’s Mexico Trilogy, are executive producing Chee Keong Cheung’s Zombie Apocalypse. UK-based Intense Prods will produce the flick, which will add mixed martial arts to differentiate the film from the traditional zombie tale.The project was developed to kickstart a trilogy, which will also include a graphic novel – published by Eastman’s Heavy Metal Publishing – and a video game.
Mark Strange and Steve Horvath co-wrote zombie pic. Cheung, a British-Chinese writer, director, most recently produced Bodyguard: A New Beginning, which Lionsgate will distribute in North America.
When zombies start to take control of the world they turn into malevolent versions of their former selves with any previous physical combat skills enhanced to almost superhuman level, making eradication near impossible. A squad of eight Special Forces soldiers are assigned a suicide mission to rescue a scientist from a city ruled by the undead.