Zombie Studios and Fox Atomic announce Blacklight

blacklightZombie Studios has announced that it’s teaming with Union Entertainment and film production company/graphic novel publisher Fox Atomic to produce film, video game, and comic book iterations of Blacklight, about “a covert ops team in a dystopian future [battling] for peace and security.” The three companies will cooperate on the various projects “at levels that are unprecedented in the industry” (hyperbole much, Zombie?), with the movie and comics to be produced by Fox Atomic and a multi-platform video game produced by Zombie.

Zombie explains further: “the Blacklight film, video game, and comics will feature the same characters and high caliber military action, but with unique, intersecting storylines that complement each other. No release dates for any of the properties have yet been announced.” The film and video game will be written by Jason Dean Hall, who previously wrote the upcoming Ashton Kutcher comedy Spread.

Some concept art from the Zombie Studios website is shown above, and you can see a little more art there, as well. It’s nice stuff; the comics and video game will undoubtedly look good — the movie, on the other hand, would need a decent budget to fully realize this sort of imagery, and I would be surprised if Fox Atomic can secure one. Their recent productions — 28 Weeks Later, The Hills Have Eyes 2 — mostly falls around the $10–20 million range.

Posted on March 17, 2009 at 10:12 by Gordon@MovieMakeout · Permalink
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  1. Written by WeeGoblin
    on 2009-03-17 at 14:21
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    Soooo. Chickflick?

  2. Written by MC
    on 2009-03-18 at 12:51
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    You know, I didn’t even need to read the story to know that I am interested in knowing more about this whole thing. The picture tells quite a story.

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