Woody Harrelson versus the zombies

Ruben Fleischer set to direct the horror comedy

Woody Harrelson is set to bash some brains and battle zombies.

The actor has signed on to star in the horror comedy "Zombieland," which Ruben Fleischer is directing for Columbia Pictures.

Written by the team of Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick ("The Joe Schmo Show"), "Zombieland" revolves around a mismatched pair of survivors who find friendship and redemption in a world overrun by zombies. Harrelson plays one of the men, a zombie fighter named Albuquerque.

Gavin Polone and his Pariah Films shingle are producing.

Harrelson recently starred in "Semi-Pro" and is in production on Roland Emmerich's "2012." He has the Will Smith starrer "Seven Pounds" in the can and wrapped "Bunraku," a martial arts noir that mixes live action and animation.

He is repped by CAA.