EXCLUSIVE: Rick Remender’s ‘XXXombies’ Tagged For Big-Screen Adaptation?

Back in February, I spoke to “Fear Agent” creator Rick Remender about his Radical Comics series “The Last Days of American Crime” and the movie-minded publisher’s plans to bring the series to the big screen. This marked the second of the writer’s projects tagged for adaptation after Rememnder teased last year that a “Fear Agent” film was also in the works — but could there be a third? His porn-pushing zombie tale “XXXombies,” perhaps?

“XXXombies screenplay is almost done,” wrote Remender on his Twitter feed last week. “Rewriting the story so many times has [made] it rock solid but I’m really tired of looking at it.”

So, given that tease, I contacted Remender to get the scoop on this mysterious “XXXombies” screenplay.

“Right now I’m writing a screenplay for ’XXXombies’ with [series co-creator] Kieron Dwyer,” Remender told MTV News. “The transition was smooth, because I took the script that I did and then Kieron and I broke it down into a treatment and did three or four passes to get the story perfect, and now it’s just a matter of breaking the treatment down and copying bits of dialogue from the comic script, rewriting, and new dialogue.”

“I already know the characters and I know the story so the process is going very smoothly,” added Remender. “We should be finished with the screenplay by the end of this month.”

When pressed for some details about where the script is headed, however, Remender could neither confirm nor deny that a studio was already attached to the project.

While it didn’t sound as if Remender was producing the screenplay on spec, it’s not unheard of for a project to be quietly optioned with an official announcement made once a director or actor(s) are attached. Could this be the case for Remender’s “XXXombies,” which tells the story of an adult film’s cast and crew fighting for their lives during a zombie invasion? It would certainly be an interesting project to bring to the big screen, given the subject matter.

Keep it locked to Splash Page for more “XXXombies” news if/when it develops.

Would you like to see “XXXombies brought to the big screen? Who would you like to see in the film? Any director in mind? Sound off with your thoughts in the comment section!