Lionsgate and comic book publisher Double Take, a subsidiary of video game publisher Take-Two Interactive Software, are teaming for a film adaptation of the Jeff McComsey graphic novel Z-Men. The title is the flagship of Double Take’s recently launched universe surrounding the Night of the Living Dead franchise.
The deal announced today after Take-Two and the studio announced a couple months ago that they would adapt the game publisher’s Borderlands into a feature film. Z-Men centers on government agents who face off against a zombie outbreak.
“We’re delighted to expand our relationship with our friends at Take-Two by partnering with their comic book arm, Double Take, in bringing Z-Men to the big screen,” said Lionsgate Motion Picture Group co-chairs Rob Friedman and Patrick Wachsberger in announcing the deal. “We continue to diversify our portfolio with films adapted from novels, video games and board games and look forward to translating 2T’s graphic novel into a spine-chilling film for moviegoers and comic book fans alike.”
The deal was made by Lionsgate Motion Picture Group President of Business & Legal Affairs Patricia Laucella.