‘STX Entertainment has come aboard to distribute and oversee production on TencentPictures and Channing Tatum, Reid Carolin and Peter Kiernan’s Free Association’s film adaptation of Zombie Brother, from Tencent’s digital comics and animation platform. It has already been adapted in China as a hit animated series and stage play.
Tencent was an early investor in STX Entertainment so it makes sense that STX would come aboard to co-produce this picture. Matt Lieberman was hired back in March to script, with Kung Fury helmer David Sandberg attached to direct (according to our sister publication Variety).
Zombie Brother has been described in its casting call as “a genre-bender, big adventure comedy with a splash of sci-fi and a dose of horror, all with the self-referential tones of 21 Jump Street and Deadpool. The film follows a crew of tech-obsessed homebodies who become humanity’s unlikeliest saviors in the wake of a zombie apocalypse.”
STXfilms will distribute the film domestically and Tencent Pictures will distribute in China. Tatum, Carolin, Kiernan and Michael Parets will produce for Free Association, and Edward Cheng, Howard Chen, and Conor Zorn will produce for Tencent Pictures. STXfilms’ Chairman Adam Fogelson and head of production Sam Brown will oversee the film for the studio.’