Michael Dougherty Confirmed for Wake the Dead

The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed recent rumors that X2: X-Men United co-writer Michael Dougherty will adapt Wake the Dead

Michael Dougherty has been tapped to write “Wake the Dead,” a feature adaptation of the horror comic set up at Dimension Films. The deal is worth mid-six against high-six figures, sources said. Described as “Flatliners” meets “Frankenstein,” the story follows four college kids who set out to reanimate objects and raise the dead. The “Dead” comic was originally penned by Steven Niles and distributed by IDW Publishing. Niles’ horror comics are all the rage around town right now: His “30 Days of Night” is set up at Columbia Pictures, and his “Criminal Macabre” is set up at MGM.

Stay tuned for more on the project!

Source: The Hollywood Reporter