Kurtzman and Orci Developing a Big Screen Xombie Movie

September 22, 2009


Hot off the heels of all the Cowboys and Aliens news, writers and producers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci have announced yet another comic book adaptation. DreamWorks is in negotiations to buy Xombie, a pitch about a zombie who is also a policeman based on a Devil’s Due comic book written by James Farr. The screenplay was pitched and written by a "cop-turned-scribe" named Will Beall, with Kurtzman and Orci in talks to produce (and not necessarily write). Beall is a former beat cop and anti-gang policeman in the 77th Division who recently became a homicide detective; he continues to serve in the LAPD while writing.

Xombie connects back to an original online animated series that James Farr created. You can still check that out at: The story centers on a zombie cop named Dirge who attempts to saves humanity's remnants, particularly a young girl named Zoe, from evil zombies. According to THR, DreamWorks is in negotiations to acquire the source material. The logline for the movie version is being kept under wraps. Though I have a feeling it will be somewhat similar to that original story. Zombies and vampires seem to be the hot thing in Hollywood right now and this sounds pretty interesting. We'll see how it develops, I guess.

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  • Sabes
    I remember watching that animated series. I liked it.
  • DoomCanoe
  • Brian
    A zombie cop? Talk about the perfect narc; who would notice?
  • The_Kid
    A good guy version of Maniac Cop, SWEET!!!!
  • Trigger
    It's not a comic book adaptation, it's from a flash game series turned into a few graphic novels.
  • Tra la la la la di da
    I remember this. Could be cool, totally not needed though.
  • SlashBeast
    How the hell do these two hacks continue to get work?
  • tazz
    #7 SlashBeast its Hollywood every hacks get work
  • SlashBeast
    #8 - tazz You're making me cry.
  • tazz
    #9 sorry SlashBeast LOL, but im speaking the truth its the Hollywood way of hiring hack screen writters and directors. Studio executives never learns i guess all that cocaine they taking let them lose their mind so they hire anyone. "Cocaine is a hell of a drug" LMAO
  • esophus
  • Tarnish
    Wah, wah wah wahhhhhh. Keep crying while they continue to count your dollars. Stop talking about them being hacks, and become something better. This is why you'll all sit here, nagging on people you'll never be, because you don't have the balls to do it yourself.
  • peloquin
    Amen Tarnish...well said
  • SlashBeast
    #12 - Tarnish You're doing exactly what you're accusing everyone else of doing. #10 - tazz If Hollywood's got mountains of cocaine, you'd think they'd get more done.




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