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Amber Entertainment and 2000 AD, a British comic book company, have agreed to develop a feature film based upon the graphic novel Stronghold, which features zombies terrorizing medieval Wales. According to Varierty.com production will begin by next year, and will be directed by Jason Kingsley and adapted to the screen by writer Tom Fickling.
Jason Kingsley, a longtime video game director, hopes that the inclusion of zombies in a medieval setting will give the feature a fresh look and feel. He told Varierty, “We think that the zombies are great fun. I’ve known Ileen for many years, and we think this project is a great way to get into business with Amber.”
The graphic novel Tomes of the Dead: Stronghold was written by Paul Finch and released in August of this year. According to the publisher’s synopsis, “When King Edward I of England built Grogen Castle in Wales, he proclaimed it the strongest fortress in the British Isles; impregnable to assault, armed with devices so fiendish that would-be attackers would die in multitudes. But the Welsh have had enough of English tyranny. Armed with Druidic magic and an ancient, mystical artifact, they summon an army to their banner even the most superstitious of Edward’s soldiers could never have imagined. Soon, Grogen Castle finds itself beseiged by forces forged from splintered bone and rotten flesh. Just how long can this Stronghold hold out against the zombie horde?”