Director Adam Marcus to Walk With a Zombie

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Dec 14, 2012, 3:54 PM EST

RKO's Roseblood Movie Co. and Twisted Pictures have set Adam Marcus to direct I Walked With a Zombie, the remake of the Val Lewton RKO 1943 classic, Variety reported.

Marcus, who directed Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday, has written the script with Debra Sullivan, his writing partner on the Val Kilmer vehicle Conspiracy.

Zombie focuses on a private tutor who discovers a terrifying family secret while working at the ancient estate of a New Orleans businessman. The original was a forerunner of the corps of walking-corpse films that followed. Hartley called the film one of the most valuable in the RKO library.