Deadworld Zombie Comic Being Adapted by David Hayter

June 10, 2009


In addition to voicing Solid Snake, David Hayter is a screenwriter credited on X-Men, The Scorpion King, X2, and Watchmen. Variety reports that Hayter has signed on to write and develop an adaptation of Image Comics' Deadworld zombie comics. Bill Mechanic will produce and co-finance with Framelight. Mechanic brought on Hayter in hopes of turning the story into a franchise and the project ended up being a perfect fit for Dark Hero Studios, a company which Hayter formed with Benedict Carver. Aside from writing the script, Hayter will conceive and design the look of the film. The plan is to begin production sometime next year.

Deadworld is set four months after a worldwide zombie apocalypse. Instead of a human protagonist, as they are few and far between in this world, our main character is King Zombie, a Harley-riding corpse who holds a grudge against the survivors who made him an outcast. "It's very much about the design of the Deadworld and creating cool, frightening but not necessarily gory creatures," Hayter said. "I am a huge fan of zombie mythology." This sounds like an awesome concept and in Hayter's hands I'm sure we can expect great things. "I've never done anything close to this subject, but I loved the whole world because it's so unique."

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  • There's nearly as many zombie films these days as romantic comedies...
  • xerxex
    # 1 so true. but since Hayter is involved I'm intrerested.
  • DoomCanoe
    every zombie fan wants more zombie movies. quit complaining about it
  • I wasn't complaining, it's like the zombie genre has become really big, I'd watch pretty much any zombie movie ever, this one actually sounds great too. the character looks a bit like a nicer version of Eddie from Iron Maiden
  • Ralph Griffith
    Although inspired by the "living dead" series, I co-wrote this book back in the eighties, some say we started the whole "zombie comic" craze. We even started the variant comic cover fad, by producing two covers, a regular edition and a not for "wussie" variant. Check out our other fine books at and at http://www.myspace/ for more wild comic ideas. And before all the Oz/Wonderland comics that are out there today...yep we started that fad too...back in the 90's.... shhh....comics best kept secret....
  • I use to read Dead World back in the late 80's and I loved the rag. I always made sure I had my Not for Wussies cover. I am excited at seeing this adapted for the big screen. Thanks for the links Ralph.
  • Dan W
    Hey as long as it's zombie movies and not vampire movies being made I'm happy. And this will be a new take on zombies so I'm down.
  • I'm a huge zombie fan, so I'll watch anything with the walking (or running) dead in it. We went through the vampire stage (ugh-Twilight's bringing it back though), we're in the zombie stage... when do we get back to the Giant Monster stage? I thought Cloverfield would revitalize the genre, but it kinda fizzled.
  • xerxex
    the more zombie flicks the better.
  • zach
    They should make this into twilight but with zombies hahahaha NOoooo :/ but this seems interesting i bet it will be low budget though
  • SK
    Awesome! This made my day! I remember back in the day there was a rumor that Clooney's production company was going to make the movie and then I heard nothing. I couldn't wait for it to come out since Day of the Dead had been the last decent zombie movie. Son of a bitch Dan and Mikey better be in it and of course Donna. They better have that frickin' bus too and with the old classic rock music playing...and those interdimensional demons frickin' rocked as did the one and only King Zombie! THIS IS GREAT!!! Ralph and Stu I remember you guys zombified yourselves as well in the comic for the Deadatorials. : )
  • Ralph Griffith
    Thanks for all the love guys, we always wanted to write that book again but Gary went in another direction with it...still cool though....we pushed the limit again with our relaunch of "The Dead" check out both vol. if you can. I hope to put out a DEAD trade later this year!!! Keep on munchin' those warmies!!!
  • David Banner
    'Dead World' is OK, but why not make *The Walking Dead' comic into a HBO-Tv-series? That comic is just superb!
  • SlashBeast
    #3 - I completely agree with you. Zombie fans will always want more zombie movies, vampire fans will always want more vampire movies, but it doesn't mean there should be more. We don't need any more zombie films. They're all the same, if you've seen one, you've seen them all.
  • One of my favorite comics from the eighties. This and Gore Shriek fit in nicely with Fangoria magazine. I'm looking forward to this movie. The Vince Locke artwork was great. Can't wait.




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