Gang nabs ‘Last Christmas’ rights
Graphic novel pits Santa against zombies
Hollywood Gang Prods is dreaming of a violent Christmas.
Production shingle has optioned rights to graphic novel “The Last Christmas” from Image Comics.
Written by Brian Posehn and Gerry Duggan, with art by Rick Remender, the novel revolves around Santa Claus, who turns his back on Christmas and goes into seclusion after nuclear war has destroyed the world. When the North Pole gets attacked, Santa must battle zombies and renegades to save the remaining survivors, and ultimately, the holiday.
Hollywood Gang partner Craig J. Flores will exec produce the project.
Shingle’s Gianni Nunnari was a producer on Warner Bros.’ “300.”
In addition to “Christmas,” Hollywood Gang is also developing the graphic novels “Ocean,” by Warren Ellis, and Frank Miller’s “Ronin,” as well as a remake of 1978 pic “The Wild Geese,” based on Daniel Carney’s unpublished novel “The Thin White Line,” with Rupert Sanders attached to direct.