STX and Channing Tatum Producing Comic Book Adaptation ‘Zombie Brother’
Tencent’s popular digital comic Zombie Brother is headed to the screen, reports Variety, as STX Entertainment, Tencent Pictures and Channing Tatum, Reid Carolin and Peter Kiernan’s Free Association production company are developing a feature film adaptation.
The site notes, “Since 2011, the digital comic book has garnered more than 17 billion views on over 348 episodes, and its animated series has attracted more than 3.7 billion views across its first two seasons. The franchise has also been adapted into a mobile game and stage play.”
The film follows a crew of tech-obsessed homebodies who become humanity’s unlikeliest saviors in the wake of a zombie apocalypse.
STX Films will distribute the film in North America, while Tencent Pictures will distribute in China. Tatum, Carolin, Kiernan and Michael Parets will produce for Free Association, and Edward Cheng, Howard Chen, and Conor Zorn will produce for Tencent Pictures.
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