‘Don’t Breathe’ Director Fede Álvarez to Helm Zombie Pandemic Film ’16 States’

Whelp, the first horror movie that can be described as timely has officially hit the market, with Don’t Breathe director Fede Álvarez landing on a pandemic zombie film titled 16 States.

THR reports that the script package, developed by John Requa and Glenn Ficarra, sparked a major bidding war when studios realized a terrifying, anxiety-inducing outbreak story suddenly became relatable.

Lionsgate, who worked with Álvarez on Don’t Breathe and the filmmaker’s Evil Dead remake, won out in the end.

16 States follows a mother trying to reach her family at the center of a zombie pandemic.

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