Overture Films has signed on to produce The Crazies, a remake of George Romero's 1973 horror.

According to Variety, Breck Eisner will direct from a script by Ray Wright and Scott Kosar. Michael Aguilar and Dean Georgaris will produce; Romero will serve as executive producer.

The Crazies revolves around people in a small Kansas town who are beset by a virus that causes insanity and death after a mysterious toxin contaminates the local water supply.

Project was previously set up at Rogue Pictures and Paramount. Overture CEO Chris McGurk and chief operating officer Danny Rosett felt it was a good fit for the company's expanding slate.

Production is set to begin early next year.