February 22, 2007 03:20:58 GMT
Producer Mike De Luca will adapt Charlie Huston's vampire novel "Already Dead" for the big screen with Phoenix Pictures.
Horror fans, wait for something interesting coming from the hands of Mike De Luca. Variety has reported that the renowned producer is teaming up with Phoenix Pictures to develop a thriller horror feature entitled "Already Dead", an adaptation of Charlie Huston's 2005 vampire novel which is the first of a five-book series that the producers are eyeing as a potential franchise.
No production schedule set yet for the flick, but it is confirmed that "Con Air" scribe Scott Rosenberg will pen the screenplay with De Luca producing through his Mike De Luca Productions. The pair recently joined forces to make an untitled project for Sony Pictures that follows a former thief as he returns to action aboard the Orient Express.
Meanwhile, story will focus on a vampire private detective who gets hired by a New York socialite to track down her runaway daughter. Along the way, however, he has to battle a new zombie-creating virus that can threaten the delicate balance between humankind and vampires.