A television drama centered around a female FBI agent who is forced to work with an institutionalized scientists in order to rationalize a brewing storm of unexplained phenomena.
Remains is set in a chilling post-apocalyptic Reno, Nevada, and follows the survivors of a bizarre accident that reduced most of the world’s population to zombies.The group takes refuge in a vacant casino and fights a losing battle against the undead, who grow steadily stronger, smarter and more aggressive by the minute. Based on the graphic novel by Steve Niles.
Lance Reddick‘s, pictured above, production company Christai Films has optioned rights to Stuart Gallop’s script In War They Come from U.K.-based Twinstar Prods. and will develop the Neil Corbould-directed movie as a starring vehicle for Reddick (“Fringe”), reports Variety.
Budgeted at $5 million, the sci-fi/action pic “Tells the story of a U.S. soldier and his battle-hardened staff sergeant (Reddick) who lead a squad on a top-secret mission into the jungles of Vietnam to find a missing special forces unit, only to learn that an evil alien species may be responsible for their disappearance.”
Reddick’s producing partner Steven Adams brought him the script after meeting with Twinstar topper Gallop in Cannes. Gallop had been developing the project as the directorial debut of Corbould, a veteran special effects supervisor who won an Oscar for Gladiator and was nominated for Superman Returns. Helmer’s other SFX credits include Black Hawk Down, Snow White and the Huntsman and Steven Spielberg’s upcoming Robopocalypse.
Premiering this fall is the John Doolan-penned adaptation of Steve Niles’ Remains, which was originally a five-issue comic series IDW put out back in 2004 (I think I have the trade paperback floating around here somewhere…).
The flick, which will air on Chiller, was directed by Colin Theys and tells the story of a blackjack dealer and exotic dancer who survive a nuclear accident that turns everyone else into zombies.
I can’t remember much about it aside from the basic premise, but one would have to assume they’re not the last people on earth considering Kieron Dwyer’s Comic-Con poster features more than a few hard-boiled characters on it. Check past the break for the new art, which you’ll presumably be able to grab next week if you’re heading out to San Diego.