'Night of the Living Dead' Spin-off Comic Book Z-MEN Coming To The Big Screen

Art from 'Z-Men'
Art from 'Z-Men'
Credit: Double Take
Z-Men #1
Z-Men #1
Credit: Double Take

Film studio Lionsgate has announced plans to adapt the Double Take comic book Z-Men to the big screen.

Z-Men is the flagship title of Double Take's line spinning out of the horror classic Night of the Living Dead. Created by Jeff McComsey, Z-Men tells the story of government agents dealing with a zombie outbreak.

“We’re delighted to expand our relationship with our friends at Take-Two by partnering with their comic book arm, Double Take, in bringing Z-Men to the big screen,” said Lionsgate Motion Picture Group Co-Chairs Rob Friedman and Patrick Wachsberger. “We continue to diversify our portfolio with films adapted from novels, video games and board games and look forward to translating 2T’s graphic novel into a spine-chilling film for moviegoers and comic book fans alike. It is yet another example of the strong underlying intellectual property on which our film and television content is based.”

“We are pleased to expand our partnership with Lionsgate, who has the right team to bring to life on screen what Double Take brings to life in comics,” added Double Take General Manager Bill Jemas. “We look forward to seeing Lionsgate’s creativity transform the Z-Men story into an exciting feature film, and everyone on the Double Take team is incredibly enthused at this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity."

No further details including timeframe, cast, or crew were announced.

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