Jay Russell (who directed “Ladder 49”) will helm the film based on the graphic novels by Steven Niles. Osment will play Victor Franklin, a college student experimenting with reversing death. That’s never been done before in a horror movie.
According to Slash, “Wake The Dead” is “basically a modern, young Frankenstein story about a brilliant college student who’s discovered how to animate dead tissue — but he’s a teenager so he goes overboard.”
And then all hell breaks loose.
Slasher Films has three other films in development, including “Nothing To Fear,” about a town that sits on a gateway to hell; “Theorem,” about a mathematician who figures out an equation for evil [Edit: That sounds so awful it’ll probably be funny]; and “The Other Kingdom,” which is about a hospital struck by an epidemic that turns people into zombies.