Gil’s All Fright Diner heading to the big screen

DreamWorks eyes up this supernatural adaptation.

9780765350015It’s been reported that DreamWorks Animation is in the process of adapting Gil’s All Fright Diner into a feature film. According to Slash Film, Ethan Reiff and Cyrus Voris (of Kung Fu Panda fame) have been appointed as writers on this project, and in a pleasing development Barry Sonnenfeld is attached to direct.

Written by A Lee Martinez, Gil’s All Fright Diner is a supernatural tale that centres on a vampire and werewolf teaming up to fight a zombie invasion. The events within this book take place in and around an all night diner.

Putting Sonnenfeld at the helm of this adaptation is a shrewd move on the part of DreamWorks. In The Addams Family, Sonnenfeld proved he could direct a horror comedy that appeals to both children and adults. Fingers crossed he gets the blend right with this one.