Colin Firth to star in a live-action adaptation of Zombie Brother
Colin Firth is set to star in New York Will Eat You Alive, an adaptation of Chinese comic, Zombie Brother.
You learn something new every day. I had no idea about Zombie Brother or that it even existed. It sounds like a serious amount of fun. The original Zombie Brother comic is insanely popular with over 28 BILLION views. There is also an Anime series that is closing in on 4 Billion Views.
So, of course, this is prime adaptation material for Hollywood. And before everyone goes “has Hollywood no originality anymore?”…well, let’s give it a chance before we all condemn it to hell.
Colin Firth is great. He has proved that he is capable of every genre that is thrown at him, be it, action, drama or comedy. So, I can’t wait to see him battle some zombies. Of course, it would be great to see an Asian live-action but who knows? maybe we will get one soon.
Official Plot (MyAnimeList)
Protagonist XiaoFei used to be an ordinary guy from H city. After the spring water was contaminated with a virus, however, he unexpectedly encountered an unprecedented crisis. The people living in H City became zombies one by one, devouring each other, and gradually evolving. Can XiaoFei escape from H city and meet up with his girlfriend Wei? The story now begins…MyAnimeList
Hollywood’s STX Entertainment, Free Association and China’s Tencent Pictures will co-produce it. The screenplay will be written by Alex Rubens (Twilight Zone, Community) & Ryan Engle (Non-Stop, The Commuter, Rampage)
For anyone wanting to read the original comic – CLICK HERE
I tried to find the Anime series too. If you want to watch it, try this link. I can’t guarantee that will work but it is the best I can do.
More information to follow as news is announced. As always, thanks for reading.
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