Zombie Novel 'Eat, Brains, Love' to Get Digital Adaptation From Van Toffler's Gunpowder & Sky

Van Toffler - H 2016
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Van Toffler - H 2016

James Frey's Full Fathom Five and Tony DiSanto's DiGa also are attached.

Van Toffler's new digital studio, Gunpowder & Sky, has selected its first project since launching earlier this year. 

The company has teamed with Tony DiSanto's DiGa and James Frey's Full Fathom Five to develop the film adaptation of young adult zombie novel Eat, Brains, Love.

The first in a two-part series from author Jeff Hart, Eat, Brains, Love tells the story of Jake and Amanda, teenagers stricken with a zombie virus who are on the run across the country after eating half their senior class. 

Toffler previously collaborated with DiSanto while at MTV, where they produced such shows as Jersey Shore and Teen Wolf together. "I'm elated that we are making one of our first Gunpowder & Sky movies with my former work wife and Jersey Shore co-production partner, Tony DiSanto," said Toffler. "Tony, along with Todd Cohen of Full Fathom, brought me this unique novel steeped in the culture of high school zombies, which I'm happy to say has no signs of dwindling."

Added DiSanto: "We share a sometimes twisted sensibility, so I knew he would appreciate Eat, Brains, Love, and that Gunpowder & Sky would be the perfect studio to team up with for the movie adaptation."

The novel will be adapted into a digital film. The companies are meeting with potential screenwriters. 

"It's time we all had a good laugh about the impending zombie apocalypse," added Frey. "Eat, Brains, Love is a hilarious, scary, surprisingly romantic rollercoaster of a read and we can't wait to bring Jeff Hart's brilliant writing to life onscreen alongside our incredible partners, Van Toffler and Tony DiSanto."

Toffler founded Gunpowder & Sky with Floris Bauer to produce digital-first content that ranges from shortform videos to feature-length films. The studio is backed by Otter Media, the joint venture of The Chernin Group and AT&T. 

WME negotiated the deal on behalf of Full Fathom Five.