Demarest Films (Tusk, A Most Wanted Man) are prepping to head into TV with an adaptation of George A. Romero’s 15-issue graphic novel series, Empire of the Dead.
The series, which incorporates Vampires into Romero’s beloved zombie genre, will take a similar approach to zombies as all the Romero’s previous work. Romero will write the series along with Peter Grunwald, and both with executive produce.
Demarest’s Sam Englebardt and William D. Johnson will also produce.
“Demarest is thrilled to bring more of George’s unique vision to screens everywhere, because he’s truly the one who started it all. I am also particularly pleased to be collaborating with George and Peter again, following our success with Diary of the Dead“, said Englebardt.
“We’re very excited to team up with Demarest on a project we’ve loved from the beginning. The story has taken us to some new and unexpected places, and we can’t wait to bring it alive on screen“, added Grunwald.
Synopsis for the comic-book series, courtesy of Marvel:
ZOMBIE GODFATHER GEORGE ROMERO UNLEASHES HIS NEXT UNDEAD EPIC—AS AN ALL-NEW MARVEL COMIC! Welcome to New York City years after the undead plague has erupted—but just because Manhattan has been quarantined, don’t think that everyone inside is safe! Not only do flesh-eaters roam within Manhattan, but there’s another ancient predator about to take a bite out of the Big Apple! Plus: It’s a terrorizing team-up in variant cover form when the Zombie Godfather unites with the Zombie King