‘Isn’t It Romantic’ & ‘Final Girls’ Director In Talks To Helm ‘Zombie Brother’ | Film News
Isn’t It Romantic and Finals Girls director Todd Strauss-Schulson in talks to direct Zombie Brother, an action-comedy from STX Films. It’s an adaptation of China-based Tencent’s digital comic book of the same name, which has garnered more than 24 billion views over 241 episodes.
The comic has already been adapted into an animated series that has attracted more than 3.7 billion views across its first two seasons, as well as a stage play. Now attention turns to a feature film version.
Alex Rubens has written the script with contributions from Ryan Engle. The plot for the film is still under wraps, but the comic involves a young man trying to escape from a city with his girlfriend after a virus outbreak. It’s been running since 2011.
Strauss-Schulson is a pretty excellent choice to direct a project like this. He’s excelled thus far in his career with subversions of traditional genres. Isn’t It Romantic was a romcom wary of typical romcom tropes, Final Girls flipped horror clichés on its head, and even A Very Harold and Kumar Christmas 3D made fun of the brief 3D fad of the early 2010s.
STX Films chairman Adam Fogelson thought the same when he said in a statement: “Todd is the perfect choice for Zombie Brother. His films thrive with a heart, energy, comic pace and visual inventiveness all their own”.
STX Films will handle North American distribution, with Tencent Pictures distributing the film in China.