Filmmaker Eric Red (writer of The Hitcher, Near Dark, director of Body Parts, Bad Moon, 100 Feet) is back looking to flex his fright muscles in the director's chair for an adaptation of Jonathan Maberry's zombie opus The Dead of Night.
Red is looking to adapt the novel for the screen and is currently seeking funding.
A prison doctor injects a condemned serial killer with a formula designed to keep his consciousness awake while his body rots in the grave. But all drugs have unforeseen side effects. Before he could be buried, the killer wakes up. Hungry. Infected. Contagious.
Small town cop Dez Fox and her partner JT are caught in a wave of murder as everyone they know and love die, only to rise again as the ravenous living dead. If Dez and JT can’t contain the plague inside the town limits, the infection will spread beyond all control. This is the way the world ends. Not with a bang... but a bite.