News Briefs: 'Army of the Dead', The Return of David Seltzer   

October 29, 2007 Deborah Snyder, producer of "Army of the Dead", told ComingSoon.net/STYD, that progress is being made on the upcoming "Army of the Dead" film, which has been written and sounds like a bit of a sequel to Zack's remake of "Dawn of the Dead."

Only Zack apparently won't be directing. "We're meeting with directors right now," she told them. "That's a little hard [to do] because we're here [on set] and every day is killer. We want the right person for it. The script has been turned in to the studio and they're really happy with it, with pretty minimal notes back, so they said, 'Hey, let's get a director.'"

The story is set in Vegas, making it a bit "Resident Evil: Extinction"-like. "Basically, something happened in Vegas and there was this huge outbreak of these zombies that were killing people," Deborah explains. "So to contain it they basically contain Vegas. The city is this wasteland with walls around it and all of these zombies are inside." Click here for more. ...

Meanwhile, the Hollywood Reporter tells us that David Seltzer, scribe of "The Omen" film (both the original and the remake) has a new series on AMC.

AMC is climbing "99 Stories" with veteran feature writer David Seltzer.

The cable network is developing the sci-fi horror thriller, set at a 99-story high-rise building, that Seltzer created with "The Sarah Connor Chronicles" executive producer James Middleton and Steven Banks ("Women in Law").

Seltzer is penning the project, which is yet to be set up at a studio.

"99" revolves around a group of strangers invited to tour a newly constructed multipurpose 99-story building who find themselves trapped in it with no way out but up.

"Each story presents a different kind of challenge for the group," Seltzer said.
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And this just in from BlackFilm.com:

Columbus Short revealed to blackfilm.com that one of his upcoming projects is 'Quarantine', a remake of the Spanish-language film 'Rec', and that also added to the cast are Jay Hernandez, Jennifer Carpenter, Steve Harris, and Jonathan Schaech.

The film will be directed by John Erick Dowdle and Drew Dowdle and be distributed by Sony Screen Gems.

The film is about this camera operator, a journalist, a fireman and a cop trapped inside an apartment building after a deadly strain of rabies breaks out in the city of Los Angeles.



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