Wake The Dead: According to The Hollywood Reporter, Michael Dougherty has been tapped to write Wake the Dead, a feature adaptation of the horror comic set up at Dimension Films.
The deal is worth mid-six against high-six figures, sources said. Described as Flatliners meets Frankenstein, the story follows four college kids who set out to reanimate objects and raise the dead.
The "Dead" comic was originally penned by Steven Niles and distributed by IDW Publishing. Niles' horror comics are all the rage around town right now: His 30 Days of Night is set up at Columbia Pictures, and his Criminal Macabre is set up at MGM.