RKO’s Roseblood Movie Co. and Twisted Pictures have set Adam Marcus to direct I Walked With a Zombie, the remake of the Val Lewton RKO 1943 classic, Variety reported.
Marcus, who directed Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday, has written the script with Debra Sullivan, his writing partner on the Val Kilmer vehicle Conspiracy.
Zombie focuses on a private tutor who discovers a terrifying family secret while working at the ancient estate of a New Orleans businessman. The original was a forerunner of the corps of walking-corpse films that followed. Hartley called the film one of the most valuable in the RKO library.