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Handling the Undead Book Being Shopped Around US Film Studios

‘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

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As a life-long fan of entertainment, particularly films, television and music, and an endless passion for writing, Karen Benardello decided to combine the two for a career. She graduated from New York's LIU Post with a B.F.A in Journalism, Print and Electronic. While still attending college, Karen began writing for Shockya during the summer of 2007, when she began writing horror movie reviews. Since she began writing for Shockya, Karen has been promoted to the position of Senior Movies & Television Editor. Some of her duties in the position include interviewing filmmakers and musicians, producing posts on celebrity news and contributing reviews on albums and concerts. Some of her highlights include attending such festivals and conventions as the Tribeca Film Festival, the New York Film Festival, SXSW, Toronto After Dark, the Boston Film Festival and New York Comic-Con.

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