Jeff Hart’s zombie road trip novel, “Eat, Brains, Love,” is being adapted into a film with the help of Gunpowder & Sky, DIGA Studios, and Full Fathom Five. The three companies announced today that Rodman Flender (“Scream: The TV Series”) has signed on to direct the film. Flender will join writing/producing team Mike Herro and David Strauss, who also signed on for the project.
Herro and Strauss launched their career during the first season of “One Tree Hill,” a teen drama that aired on the CW, and remained with the show for the entire run of the series before being promoted to Co-Executive Producers. Van Toffler, CEO of Gunpowder & Sky, believes that the teams background will give them a strong edge when helping adapt “Eat, Brains, Love” into a film.
“Mike and David were a natural fit for Eat, Brains, Love,” said Toffler. “The film is saturated in teen drama, um…sex and high school zombies — so what better writing team to adapt that story than the team who spent years writing the best teen dramas on television.”
With Flender, Herro and Strauss on board, the film is now actively casting to help set the stage as they go into production.
Gunpowder & Sky first announced that they had signed an exclusive deal with DIGA Studios, an independent production studio founded by former MTV President Tony DiSanto, and Full Fathom Five to develop “Eat, Brains, Love” in February 2016.