BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 17: Actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt arrives at the 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 17, 2010 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Joseph Gordon-Levitt
It would appear that there's a zombie zeitgeist overload brewing, the likes of which we haven't endured since the current vampire deluge we currently find ourselves in.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Scarlett Johansson are "loosely" attached to star in an adaptation of "Breathers: A Zombie's Lament," an undead romcom, according to Pajiba. The film would be produced by Diablo Cody and scripted by Geoff LaTulippe, whose "Gping the Distance" opens Friday.
Gordon-Levitt is considering the role of Andy, a 30-something man who died in a car accident and now must live in his parents' basement, while ScarJo would presumably play Rita, a sexy young woman who committed suicide. The pair come together at an Undead Anonymous meeting, a support group for zombies trying to readjust to life in a world where their kind have no rights.
Here's Publishers Weekly's synopsis of S.G Browne's novel:
Andy Warner reanimates after the car accident that kills his wife, but is too mangled from his injuries to talk. He lives in his parents' wine cellar, occasionally attending a zombie support group and struggling to rejoin a society that offers the undead no rights, bans them from working and doesn't even punish those who destroy them. When Andy and his fellow zombies—notably Rita, a sexy suicide victim with a lipstick fetish, and Jerry, a Playboy-obsessed stoner—learn why they're so driven to consume human flesh, the repercussions are both tragic and hilarious. Browne neatly mixes humor and extreme violence with a surprisingly tender love story, some witty social satire and an extremely strong narrative voice.
It's very early in the game for this project, so don't hold your breath.