Lionsgate studio has landed a timely spec script in auction with an intense bidding war for the zombie pandemic horror film, 16 STATES! The film is described as something akin to a road trip during a zombie pandemic or a similar story to Will Smith’s I Am Legend.
Genre filmmaker Fede Álvarez (Don’t Breathe, Evil Dead) has been hired to direct the film.
Details surrounding the plot are thin, but this is what we have, “a pandemic, this time with zombies, with a story of a mother trying to reach her family at the center of it”.
The script was co-written by John Requa and Glenn Ficarra. Roy Lee and Miri Yoon of Vertigo Entertainment are producing, along with Requa, Ficarra and Charlie Gogolak via their Zaftig Films. Álvarez, Shintaro Shimosawa and Rodolfo Sayagues of Bad Hombre are also producers.
That is really all the details we have at this time but we will keep our eye on this film and let readers know when more develops on this film.