Walking Dead producers bringing pre-apocalyptic comic Sheltered to big screen

The producers behind The Walking Dead are trading in the post-apocalypse for the pre-apocalypse with the new comic-inspired flick Sheltered.

Based on Ed Brisson and Johnnie Christmas’ comic-book miniseries of the same name, the film is described as a “pre-apocalyptic thriller” set at a survivalist compound filled with families who believe a volcanic eruption is on the verge of making the U.S. uninhabitable. From there, the teens stage a coup to take control of said compound, leading to a Lord of the Flies-esque story of survival and shifting allegiances.

Sure, it’s an odd pitch, but in the wake of The Hunger Games it could definitely strike the right chord at the multiplex. Up-and-comer Jesse Peyronel (Siren, Dracula) is writing the script, and Walking Dead producing firm Circle of Confusion is also working behind the scenes. Circle of Confusion is also developing the Outcast TV series, based on Robert Kirkman’s comic of the same name.

If you’re wanting to catch up before the movie, you don’t have to go back too far, as the relatively new comic series is only on its sixth issue.

What do you think? Could this comic translate well to the big screen?

(Via The Hollywood Reporter)

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