Genre Greats Teaming Up For Zombie Pandemic Film ’16 States’

April 12, 2020

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Some of the biggest names in the horror genre are gathering for the zombie film 16 States.

Don’t Breathe and Evil Dead director Fede Alvarez is helming the project with Vertigo Entertainment’s Roy Lee (IT, The Ring) producing the film penned by “This Is Us” writing duo John Requa (They’re Watching) and Glenn Ficarra (Jungle Cruise), Deadline reports.

The pandemic based film centers on a mother trying to reach her family in the midst of a zombie outbreak.

Miri Yoon of Vertigo Entertainment is also producing along with Zaftig Films’ Requa, Ficarra and Charlie Gogolak, and Bad Hombre’s Alvarez, Rodolfo Sayagues and Shintaro Shimosawa.

Lionsgate, who brought us Saw and many other great horror films, has acquired 16 States.


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