British-Asian director Gurinder Chadha is developing It's a Wonderful Afterlife, which is described by the director as My Big Fat Greek Wedding meets Shaun of the Dead.

According to Variety, the story follows a British-Asian mother whose obsession to marry off her daughter comically leads to serial murder.

"It's a comic caper very much in the tradition of classic Ealing comedies," Chadha said. "It's a return for me to the characters and setting of 'Bend It Like Beckham' but in a different genre, namely horror, although I would say that the gore will be easy on the eye."

Chadha is casting the multicultural project, which has a budget of about $10 million.

She's co-writing and producing the film with husband Paul Berges. The two previously collaborated on Chadha's 2002 breakout hit Bend It Like Beckham, the U.K.'s third-highest grossing indie film with a local cume of $18.5 million.

Production begins in the U.K. in February.