Phoenix Pictures and Mike De Luca Productions are teaming up to produce the adaptation of Charlie Huston's vampire novel, Already Dead.

Scott Rosenberg will write the screenplay based on the first of a five-book series that the producers are eyeing as a potential franchise. According to Variety, the book revolves around a vampire who happens to be a private detective hired by a Gotham socialite to track down her runaway daughter. The city's vampires are afflicted with a virus that requires them to drink blood, and they run through the city in clans. A new virus that turns victims into carnivorous zombies threatens to upset the balance between humans and vampires.

No production schedule on Already Dead has been set.