Next up for Thor writers? Daybreakers's undead vamps

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Dec 14, 2012, 4:09 PM EST

Ashley Edward Miller and Zack Stentz, veteran scripters of J.J. Abram's Fringe, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Andromeda and the upcoming Kenneth Branagh-directed film version of Marvel Comics' Thor, have been tapped to bring another comic book to the screen, Andrew Cosby and Jason Alexander's Damn Nation.

The Hollywood Reporter describes Damn Nation as a "futuristic vampire" story set in a United States that has been overrun with nocturnal monsters. The comic book, set in bunkers near Buffalo, N.Y., and labs in London, presents a vision of the country that has been sealed off with concrete barricades as people work frantically to deal with the plague of the undead.

So, with Daybreakers, Marc Foster's adaptation of World War Z, Frank Darabont's adaptation for AMC TV of Robert Kirkman's and Tony Moore's comic book The Walking Dead and this project, have we reached saturation point yet? Or is there still some semblance of motor function left in the "undead, dystopian apocalypse" genre?