‘Star Trek’ Writers Go Undead with ‘Xombie’


I’ve been feeling lately like we have a ton of zombie films slowly lumbering their way toward us, unrelenting and thirsty for box office cash. The next slobbering, brain-bashed entry in this series of attacks may be a big screen adaptation for Xombie. Based off a comic that was based off of a Flash animation web series, The Hollywood Reporter is claiming the Dreamworks is close to securing rights for it and having Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman produce the flick.

If you haven’t heard of it, I suggest you start from the beginning (aka Chapter One of the series). The story follows a young girl named Zoe and the protective cop named Dirge that seeks to protect her from the constant oncoming hordes of zombies. The clever difference here? Dirge is also a zombie.

I think it’s really cool that a creation that began as Flash is now making its way into a feature film. James Farr‘s creation is a good mix of scary and humorous, and it definitely deserves to reach a bigger audience.

There’s a lot on Orci and Kurtzman’s collective plates so it’s unclear how soon something like this would go into pre-production or how big a hand they’d really have in it. It’s also unclear whether the movie would end up being animated just like the source material. There’s no word on that yet, and it could very easily be live action, but if it’s animated, it’ll give something new for Pixar fanboys to bitch about.

So look forward to that.

What do you think?

A veteran of writing about movies for nearly a decade, Scott Beggs has been the Managing Editor of Film School Rejects since 2009. Despite speculation, he is not actually Walter Mathau's grandson. See? He can't even spell his name right.

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