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February 25, 2009 |

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | February 25, 2009 |

Are you folks tired of zombie movies yet? Of course you’re not. Zombie movies will never get old. And there’s so many iterations yet to be played with. How about a zombie rom-com, for instance? Something like a cross between Eating Miss Daisy, Eternal Sunshine of the Devoured Mind and Sex and the City 3: Fucking Zombies?

No? Well, how’s this: Diablo Cody (oh, do shut up, haters) is producing a zombie romantic comedy based on the as-yet-unreleased S.G. Browne book, Breathers. The plot description, from Browne’s website (where you can also read the first chapter), is as follows:

Meet Andy Warner, a recently deceased everyman and newly minted zombie. Resented by his parents, abandoned by his friends, and reviled by a society that no longer considers him human, Andy is having a bit of trouble adjusting to his new existence. But all that changes when he goes to an Undead Anonymous meeting and finds kindred souls in Rita, an impossibly sexy recent suicide with a taste for the formaldehyde in cosmetic products, and Jerry, a twenty-one-year-old car crash victim with an exposed brain and a penchant for Renaissance pornography. When the group meets a rogue zombie who teaches them the joys of human flesh, things start to get messy, and Andy embarks on a journey of self-discovery that will take him from his casket, to the SPCA, to a media-driven class-action lawsuit on behalf of the rights of zombies everywhere. Breathers is a contemporary dark comedy about life, or undeath, through the eyes of an ordinary zombie. It’s a classic story of suffering and redemption, like The Color Purple or the New Testament. Only with cannibalism.

Nothing wrong with that, folks. And, if you want to give it some real rom-com authenticity, cast Matthew McConaughey and Kate Hudson — a little self-referential irony and brain-eating would do wonders for their careers.

And while we’re on the subject, here’s a nasty-ass earworm; it’s infected me, inexplicably, so now I pass my infection on to you. It’s the Pajiba way!

(H/T Film School Rejects)

Yo Yo Yiggady Yo / Dustin Rowles

Industry | February 25, 2009 |

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