Director Fede Alvarez has seemingly landed his next feature film project as Deadline reports he’ll helm 16 States for Lionsgate, based on a script from Jungle Cruise screenwriters John Requa and Glenn Ficarra.
16 States is being referred to as a zombie pandemic thriller but details are limited in the report. By the limited information given it sounds like the film could be more in the tone of Danny Boyle’s 28 Days Later.
We haven’t really seen too many studio zombie films lately as the genre kind of plateaued there for a moment while Zack Snyder is coming out with Army of The Dead for Netflix and a sequel to World War Z has been plagued with production woes. One of the last big releases that comes to mind is Sony’s Zombieland sequel.
The director is best known for rebooting Sam Raimi’s Evil Dead and his successful thriller Don’t Breathe both starring actress Jane Levy. He had most recently helmed Sony Pictures’ The Girl In The Spider’s Web, a misguided reboot of David Fincher’s The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo that failed to connect with audiences and became a huge box office flop for the studio.
Fede was reportedly attached to direct a new movie set in the world of the classic Jim Henson film Labyrinth and once rumored to replace Guillermo del Toro on the DC Comics film Justice League Dark.
Production dates weren’t mentioned in the report.