Newly-formed international sales company Meyers Media Group announces today that they have picked up all international rights to director Zebediah DeSoto's Night of the Living Dead: Origins 3D from Simon West Productions. Simon West (director of The Expendables 2) will produce alongside Jib Polhemus (The Mechanic), Gus Malliarodakis and Matty Mangone-Miranda. Written by DeSoto, David Reuben Schwartz and Warren Davis, the film is a motion capture re-imagining of the George A. Romero zombie classic that stars Danielle Harris (Halloween 5), Tom Sizemore (Saving Private Ryan) and Tony Todd (Candyman). The deal was brokered by Lawrence Steven Meyers and Randy Dannenberg of Meyers Media Group and Polhemus on behalf of Simon West Productions.
In the film, New York lies in ruin when zombies have overtaken the city. For the few people left alive there is only one dream - survival. That includes Ben (Tony Todd) and Barbra (Danielle Harris), two survivors who find themselves trapped and fighting to escape the hordes of undead that walk the streets.
Shot completely in a CG environment using stereoscopic 3D, the film employs the next generation facial capture technology that is a step beyond any previous versions used for this type of film. The look is a marriage between the graphic novel and modern animation, making it a true 'graphic film' that younger audiences will be more accustomed to experiencing.
"Horror films, especially zombie based films, already have a huge audience so it is particularly exciting to reinvent the genre with a totally new look," said Simon West.
"Night of the Living Dead is the most important franchise for the zombie genre, and to be a part of this re-imagining alongside Simon and Jib is exciting for us as a company," said Lawrence Steven Meyers, President of Meyers Media Group.