Max Brooks is best known for his novel World War Z, which spawned the Brad Pitt blockbuster by the same name (and according to Brooks, in name only).
Well, his legions of fans will be excited to know that his comic series Extinction Parade is being turned into a TV series by studio powerhouse Legendary Entertainment!
In an interview with Bleeding Cool, Brooks stated:
I only brought the idea to one company, Legendary, because they do the kind of quality work of which any writer would be proud. While the comic series from Avatar continues, I am thrilled to be working with Legendary to develop Extinction Parade into an innovative new series for television.
Avatar Press, who publish the comic, are obviously thrilled with this development and had this to say:
Max Brooks is a visionary with an incredible ability to tell stories that deliver a fresh approach to the horrors that haunt our nightmares. His work on Extinction Parade has been a stunningly rich tapestry of cultures in decline and a biting indictment of the perils of privilege. It will make the perfect television series to appeal to fans who have until now settled for thinly veiled soap operas parading as horror.
Brooks will be involved in the development of the property as well as write the pilot for the new series.
Here is how Extinction Parade is described (please read with that Movie Trailer Guy voice):
In a world where the zombie plague has put the human race on the endangered species list, another predatory undead species realizes that to stand by idly means the end of their food supply. Vastly outnumbered by the zombie hordes, vampires descend into all-out subdead war, with humanity caught in the crossfire.
Are you excited???!!! I think I peed a little.