Tatiana Siegel and Diane Garett of Variety:
Eduardo Rodriguez has signed on to direct zombie pic "Fragile" for Rogue Pictures.
Based on the graphic novel by Stefano Raffaele, story kicks off after an airborne virus has reduced much of the Earth's population to feral zombies. A recently undead soldier then teams with a female zombie and a human teenager, racing against time to find a cure before being hunted down by the soldier's former military unit.
Jeff Dixon adapted the screenplay of the Humanoids-published graphic novel as a spec.
John Baldecchi, Justin Connolly, Pierre Spengler and Fabrice Giger are producing. Keith Dinielli is co-producer.
"'Fragile' gives me the opportunity to explore the horror we're used to in the genre but set in a unique post-apocalyptic world where zombies aren't the monsters anymore," said Rodriguez, who helmed Dimension Films's "Curandero," which was written and produced by Robert Rodriguez.
Eduardo Rodriguez is attached to direct "Open Grave" for NALA Films, with Jonathan Shestack producing.
Dixon is writing the graphic novel "Run Like Hell" for Viper Comics, as well as the screenplay for "Buried," which is set up at Maverick Films.
The premise behind "Fragile" sounds a lot like most post-apocalyptic horror tales--zombies or not. An airborne virus--very few humans left a small band of survivors try to save what's left of the world. Meh. Let's wait and see...