Screenwriter Stephen Susco (The Grudge) has told Ryan Rotten that he's in the early stages of developing the Zombie Epic MONSTER ISLAND, based on the created works by David Wellington. The author first told the story about zombies in New York through a series of weblogs but eventually popularity had it published in book form. It was also followed up by two sequels, Monster Nation and Monster Planet. We're told that Susco and his production company Zero Hour Films are awaiting for the WGA strike to end before production fully launches so everything is preliminary at this stage. Still, Susco has a general plan on what the film would feel like...
"The novel lays the foundation for a zombie film the likes of which no one has ever made or seen - a couple dozen people against forty million zombies on Manhattan Island," he says. "And this isn't a group of people trapped in a room, trying to hold back the tide - this is a head-on collision, a battle that nearly destroys the entire city. My producing partner and I have teamed up with a visual FX company to realize this book as it should be realized — as an epic, 300-esque horror action film that will blow people out of their chairs."
Plot Concept: "Island" portrays a post-zombie apocalypse New York City . A plague has swept through the Big Apple turning all residents into zombies. Only two of the undead on the island have intelligence and harness psychic abilities. They become leaders in a zombie fray that ensues when a team of soldiers comprised of girls is sent to NYC from Africa with a United Nations weapons inspector.
To check out the novel at its official site, click here.