[Movies] Screen Gems Acquires Rights To Patient Zero Posted by Joseph Lee on 10.29.2013
A new zombie film...
The Wrap reports that Screen Gems has acquired Mike Le's zombie script Patient Zero after a bidding war. The film is a "character-driven action-thriller".
The film follows a man who can speak the language of the undead who interrogates zombies to find Patient Zero and a cure for his infected wife.
There was a large response around the script when it was previously called Patient Z before Clint Culpepper pulled it off the table. Vincent Newman (We're The Millers, which earned $259 million worldwide) will produce under Vincent Newman Entertainment.
The script has been described as similar to The Walking Dead and Warm Bodies. Another source described it as Interview with a Vampire with zombies.