WATCHMEN Screenwriter David Hayter Heads to DEADWORLD

     June 10, 2009

deadworld_comic_book_cover.jpg“X-Men” and “Watchmen” screenwriter David Hayter is going where all lords of geeks must eventually go: to zombies.  Yes, the geek staple of zombies is now going to get the Hayter treatment as he’s adapting the comic book “Deadworld” for his Dark Hero Studios.

According to Variety, “Deadworld” veers from the popular zombie mythology of depicting an apocalypse in which humans are overrun by flesh-eating corpses. “Deadworld” picks up four months after that event, where the Dead overtake the Earth, with humans few and far between. The protagonist is King Zombie, a Harley-riding corpse who holds a grudge against the survivors who made him an outcast.

Really?  Because right up until the end there, that’s popular zombie mythology.  That’s “Day of the Dead”, “Land of the Dead”, and “28 Days Later” just off the top of my head.  I think the “unique” aspect they’re trying to convey is that it takes place from the perspective of the zombies.  There’s no word yet on what kind of zombies we’re talking here: fast-moving zombies, braindead zombies, or just the walking undead who are perfectly nice folks except they’re decomposing and want to eat people.

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