It's been a long time since we've heard anything about Paramount's vampire film Damn Nation--which is pretty strange, since last time I heard anything about the project was back in early 2009, when the company announced they wanted to fast track it into development. If taking the better part of a year to hire writers is "fast", I'd hate to see what passes for slow over at Paramount...

Anyway, news in today's Heat Vision blog over THR says that the long gestating project is showing signs of life. Ashley Edward Miller and Zack Stentz have been hired to bring the graphic novel to the big screen--and if you don't know them by name, you're almost assuredly familiar with some of their previous and current work. The writing duo worked on the script for Marvel's forthcoming Thor film, as well as penning episodes of Fringe and Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles.

Damn Nation will be produced by Dark Horse Entertainment. It's based on a graphic novel "set in a U.S. evacuated after an attack from "inhuman nocturnal predators." The comic tells the tale of the survivors after the government has been forced to relocate to London while scientists search for a solution."

I haven't read the comic in question, but my interest has certainly been piqued by the synopsis. We'll bring you more on Damn Nation as details emerge. Hopefully it won't take a year for Paramount to make their next announcement concerning this project...
CATEGORIES Movies, Horror