Posted on: August 7th, 2007
John Moore to direct Virulents movie-
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Source:  Variety
Online since: February 20th, 2006
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Article written by:  Nightmare Child
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(Comic nook cover for VIRULENTS)
According to Variety, New Regency is taking the current wave of pics
set amid the war and terrorism in the Middle East and adding a twist:
vampires and zombies. It's optioned the Virgin Comics title VIRULENTS
and set John Moore ("The Omen") to direct the adaptation. Pic will be
distributed by 20th Century Fox. Story, to be adapted by John Cox
("Sergeant Rock"), revolves around a ragtag group of soldiers who
search for a lost patrol in Afghanistan. The soldiers, some from an
American military unit, some from an Indian military unit, stumble into a
nest of vampire zombies. It will be produced by Gotham Chopra and
Sharad Devarajan of Virgin Comics, along with Seth Jaret and Moore.

VIRULENTS is "set in a part of the world that has a long history of
myth and mystery, and it's going to rock," said Chopra. Deal continues
an effort by Regency to focus on pics with youth appeal. Regency has
wrapped production on "Alvin and the Chipmunks," the Doug
Liman-directed "Jumper," the Alexandre Aja-directed "Mirrors" and the
Eddie Murphy starrer "Starship Dave." Regency is in production on the
Cameron Diaz-Ashton Kutcher comedy "What Happens in Vegas ..." and
Keanu Reeves starrer "The Night Watchman." Moore also directed
"Behind Enemy Lines."
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