Zombies, get ready to slip into your dancing shoes, put on your corsages and hit the big screen because the rights to the Off-Broadway Zombie Prom were just acquired by Michael J. Roth and Steve Longi.
EW has confirmed that Roth will produce through MJR Films and Longi via Longitude Entertainment, with Kirk Hunter as an executive producer and Vicki Palatas a co-producer. The script will be penned by Vince Marcello (who will also direct) and Mark Landry.
The musical was written by John Dempsey and Dana P. Rowe, and performances began Off-Broadway in the ’90s. The comedy tells the story of star-crossed high school sweethearts Jonny and Toffee. Jonny is the bad-boy type, Toffee a classic good girl. But after Jonny falls into a nuclear reactor he returns to Toffee as a card-carrying-member of the living dead, leaving their relationship, and the school’s prom, drastically affected.
Variety first reported the story.