〉The wildly popular video game is getting a film treatment.
In a move that should surprise no one, I can now confirm that an adaptation of the popular video game PLANTS VS. ZOMBIES is now in development at Warner Bros. Roy Lee will produce the feature through his shingle Vertigo Entertainment, which has had a first-look deal with the studio for the last few years. Julia Spiro and Gabriel Chu will oversee development for the studio.
The film will be based upon the wildly popular tower defense video game that was launched by PopCap Games in 2009. The game revolves around a homeowner that must use a variety of powerful garden plants to keep a horde of the brain-knawing dead at bay. The game was highly successful and earned rave reviews from gamers, nominations from the Interactive Achievement Awards, Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences, and Game Developers Choice Awards, as well as making mobile game review site Gamezebo’s best games of 2009 list.
The game’s success led to a sequel game, as well as countless tie-ins and merchandise, making it easy to see why Warner Bros. eyes the franchise’s potential. The film will either be fully animated or will employ a hybrid of live-action and animation.
Clark Allen | Associate Editor