Diablo Cody mines zombie gold

Juno screenplay writer is back with a “zombie romantic comedy”

Diablo Cody, the former stripper who won an Oscar for her Juno screenplay and also has a hit with her TV series The United States of Tara, has jumped aboard the zombie bandwagon as executive producer of the film adaptation of S.G. Browne’s upcoming novel Breathers: A Zombie’s Lament. The “zombie romantic comedy” is the latest in the booming genre of zombie lit, which appears to have supplanted vampire fiction in the public imagination. The announced publication of  Pride and Prejudice and Zombies,  a  rewrite of Austen’s classic with “all-new scenes of bone-crunching zombie mayhem” sparked a viral sensation on the internet earlier this month. (First line: “It is a truth universally acknowledged that a zombie in possession of brains must be in want of more brains.”).