The Hollywood Reporter
announced this morning that Blue Star Pictures and Mandalay Pictures have optioned T.S. Faull's zombie-revenge script LIVING DEAD GIRL - and there's already a director attached! And judging from the synopsis, this sounds like one of the more original zombie flicks that we've seen in a while.
Directed by Eris Tessier, LIVING DEAD GIRL goes a little something like this: [The movie] centers on a dead woman who rises from the grave as a zombie to track down her killer and save his latest victim. She is aided on her journey by a handsome funeral director who has a thing for dead girls and helps her stave off decomposition.
I don't know whether to laugh or wrinkle my nose in disgust (yeah, I really just said that), as 'a handsome funeral director' is funny, but one that 'has a thing for dead girls' is kinda gross. Either way, the story sounds pretty cool, but still no word on whether it has anything to do with the Rob Zombie song of the same title.
In a way, I suppose there's aspects to this that ring DEAD ALIVE - man helping zombie. Of course, that's where the similarities stop, but that's the comparison I thought of when thinking 'have we ever seen anything like this before'? I do like the revenge story that's in there too, as most times we see that, they're ghosts and not zombies. Very, very cool.
No word on casting yet, but as a studio and director are on board, it'll only be a matter of time, so stick around for more news on LIVING DEAD GIRL as we hear it!