New Regency has optioned the Virgin Comics title Virulents and set John Moore (The Omen) to direct the adaptation, according to Variety. 20th Century Fox will distribute the film which is set amid the war and terrorism in the Middle East and adding a twist: vampires and zombies.
The story, to be adapted by John Cox (Sergeant Rock), revolves around a ragtag group of soldiers who search for a lost patrol in Afghanistan. The soldiers, some from an American military unit, some from an Indian military unit, stumble into a nest of vampire zombies.
Virulents is "set in a part of the world that has a long history of myth and mystery, and it's going to rock," said Chopra.