Benderspink gives life to 'Zombies'


Benderspink has picked up the film rights to Red 5 Comics' recently released horror/action comic "ZMDs: Zombies of Mass Destruction" by "Underworld" writer-producer Kevin Grevioux.

"ZMD" is the story of a new government weapons program that drops zombies, designed to be photosensitive and dissolve by a set time, into war zones at night to destroy the enemy population. But after one fails to self-destruct in the Middle East, a team of elite soldiers must enter hostile territory to stop a growing zombie army.

The project was brought to the company by production coordinator Josh Feldman and will be produced by Benderspink.

Red 5 Comics was created by Paul Ens, former director of Lucasfilm's and Lucas Online, and Scott Chitwood, co-founder of and contributor to and The company, based in Calgary, Alberta, began publishing its first books in the fall. Its "Afterburn" recently was set up at Relativity with Tobey Maguire and Neal Moritz producing.

Grevioux, repped by WMA, is a stuntman and actor-turned-film and comic writer. (partialdiff)