‘Let the Right One In’ novelist John Ajvide Lindqvist’s zombie book ‘Handling the Undead’ may be his next piece of work to be adapted to the big screen. With the success of AMC’s new zombie series ‘The Walking Dead’ and the film version of ‘Let the Right One In,’ ‘Handling the Undead’ is expected to be shopped around to U.S. studios soon, and start development right after.
The ‘Handling the Dead’ novel became successful because it has a mix of strong characters and zombie action. It follows what would happen in Stockholm if the dead came back to life. After strange weather hits the city, the wife of comedian David comes back to life. Meanwhile, journalist Gustav Mahler hopes to save himself and his daughter by bringing his young grandson back to life. The character-driven plot line shows the psychological side of zombies.
Lindqvist previously touched on zombies in the vampire hit ‘Let the Right One In.’ However, the sub-plot didn’t make it into the Swedish film version, or the recent American remake, ‘Let Me In,’ starring Chloe Moretz.
Written by: Karen Benardello