Screen Gems has officially picked up the rights to an upcoming zombie thriller called Patient Z. The film comes from Mike Le with Vincent Newman attached to produce for the studio through his Vincent Newman Entertainment.
Patient Z takes place in a post-outbreak zombie apocalypse and follows the adventures of one man who has the unique ability to speak with the undead and who hopes to use his gift to discover a cure for the plague and his infected wife.
Le recently wrote the script for the upcoming thriller, Dark Summer, which is tentatively planned for release sometime in 2014. Peter Stormare stars in the Paul Solet project, which centers on a teenager placed under house arrest while his mother is traveling.