Dirk Blackman, Howard Cain to adapt Red 5 comi

Dirk Blackman and Howard McCain have been hired to adapt the Red 5 comic “ZMD: Zombies of Mass Destruction”.

The comic, created by Kevin Grevioux (“Underworld”), follows an elite team of soldiers sent on a covert operation into hostile territory in the Middle East to stop what they soon discover to be a government-created army of the undead. Benderspink’s Jake Weiner and Josh Feldman are overseeing the project.

Benderspink continues to mine the comic world for material; it has “Y: The Last Man” in development at New Line, “Pet Robots” at Disney and “The Ghouly Boys” at Mandate.

Blackman and McCain, who are repped by ICM and Circle of Confusion, co-wrote the recently released “Underworld: Rise of the Lycans” and wrote and directed “Outlander.”