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How about... zombies versus knights?

10.22.2010

Seems like a lot of classic monster archetypes are omnipresent on the big screen lately, but zombies still mostly seem to be relegated to filling stores' bottom shelves with low-budget DVD junk.

Maybe a high concept will give the shamblers a fair shake. Rebellion and 2000AD (who are pushing the new JUDGE DREDD movie toward screens) and upstart Amber are working on STRONGHOLD, which finds a group of medieval knights battling an army of undead.

The movie is being adapted from Paul Finch's book, and will mark the feature directing debut of Jason Kingsley, a longtime videogame developer.

Here's the breakdown of the book: When King Edward I of England built Grogen Castle in Wales, he proclaimed it the strongest fortress in the British Isles; impregnable to assault, armed with devices so fiendish that would-be attackers would die in multitudes. But the Welsh have had enough of English tyranny. Armed with druid magic and an ancient, mystical artifact, they summon an army to their banner even the most superstitious of Edward's soldiers could never have imagined. Soon, Grogen Castle finds itself besieged by forces forged from splintered bone and rotten flesh. Just how long can this Stronghold hold out against the zombie horde?

Extra Tidbit: Shades of ARMY OF DARKNESS? Sure, please.
Source: Variety

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