According to Variety, MTV Films has bitten on Damn Nation, buying feature rights to Andy Cosby's Dark Horse comic tale of a vampire takeover of the United States.
MTV will produce Damn Nation along with Michael Aguilar and Dean Georgaris, through their Paramount-based Penn Station shingle, with Michael Richardson and Barry Levine of Dark Horse. David Tischman brought in the project for MTV.
Cosby will pen the screenplay and exec produce with Ross Richie. Paramount will distribute.
The story, published by Dark Horse as a three-issue mini-series, is set in a United States evacuated due to an attack from vampires that has left the nation suffering from a vampire plague and forced the government to relocate to London as scientists search for a cure.