Posted on February 4, 2011, Phil Hornshaw YES! Zombies Ate My Neighbors Getting Film Treatment
As a massive zombie fan, a big fan of B horror movies and a lover of stupidly hard SNES games, few things could make for better news for me: there exists a Zombies Ate My Neighbors film script, and development on the film is reportedly going well.
That’s from movie site FirstShowing.net, which reports that John Darko has penned the script. I’m not usually a fan of game-to-movie adaptations as a concept, but ZAMN is one of those rare moments when the game and the film could both be amazing and yet not diminish one another — plus it’s not a franchise that’s currently developing a story, so there’s nothing to gripe about. The movie is described as “John Hughes meets Judd Apatow meets George Romero.”
There are roadblocks, though. The film is an independent development that’s still looking for financiers, and there’s a question of securing the rights from Konami. So it might not happen at all, potentially. But it should happen, because it would be awesome. Vampires, giant ants, werewolves, mad scientists, graboids, giant babies – and of course, zombies. Yes, please.