Lionsgate to Adapt Z-Men Graphic Novel Into Film


The intense zombie graphic novel, “Z-Men” written by Jeff McComsey is heading to the big screen according to a report from Deadline. “Z-Men” followers government agents who must fight off a zombie outbreak.

The film adaptation will move forward via Lionsgate and comic book publisher Double Take, a subsidiary of video game publisher Take-Two Interactive Software. The partnership was announced earlier this week after Take-Two and Lionsgate announced a couple of months ago that the game publisher’s Borderlands would get a film adaptation.

“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 in announcing the deal. “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.”

There is no word yet on when the film adaptation of “Z-Men” will head into production or who the studio is eyeing for the starring roles. They have also not mentioned an anticipated release date.

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