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STX, Tencent and Free Association Join Zombie Brother Movie


Adaptations to the big screen of comics continue to arrive. Today it is time to announce that the popular animated digital property of comics of Chinese origin, Zombie Brother, will have a film adaptation produced by STX Entertainment, Channing Tatum and Tencent Pictures. According to reports from the Variety site, it will be a large Chinese budget production.

Since 2011, the Zombie Brother digital comic book has compiled more than 17 billion views with 348 episodes. The animated series has attracted almost 4 billion audience with two seasons. The franchise also has a video game.

The film follows a team of technology-obsessed homemakers who become the most unlikely saviors of humanity after a zombie apocalypse.

Its distribution in the United States will be borne by STX films , while Tencent Pictures will do the same in China. Tatum, Reid Carolin , Peter Kiernan and Michael Parets will produce for Free Association, company responsible for producing titles starring Tatum as Magic Mike , 22 Jump Street , Logan Lucky among others. Edward Cheng, Howard Chen and Conor Zorn will produce for Tencent.

As an investor in STX, Tencent has been a strong strategic partner and we are honored to be partners in bringing their most valuable intellectual property to new audiences around the world. With the impressive ecosystem of Tencent Pictures entertainment channels and the creative vision of Free Association, we believe that the narrative opportunities of this franchise are endless.

The CEO of Tencent replied:

"We are excited to join forces with STX Entertainment in 'Zombie Brother,' one of the excellent properties of Tencent Animation and Comics. Teaming up with our talented Free Association producers, we look forward to bringing 'Zombie Brother' as a unique, fresh and fun film, to amuse audiences anywhere. "

STX, Tencent and Free Association Join Forces For A Zombie Brother Movie

STX Entertainment, Tencent Pictures and Peter Kiernan's Free Association production company have recently announced an association to co-produce a film adaptation of the mega hit Zombie Brother, undoubtedly one of the most important titles of the online and entertainment platform in the form of anime and Tencent digital comic. And is that since 2011, since the digital comic was published has accumulated more than 17 billion visits in 348 episodes, and his animated series has achieved more than 3 billion visits in its first two seasons. The franchise has also adapted to a game for mobile devices and a popular play, which has had a record number of sold-out shows throughout the Chinese region.

With the impressive ecosystem of entertainment channels of Tencent Pictures and the creative vision of the Free Association, we believe that this franchise has no end

STX films will distribute the film domestically and Tencent Pictures will distribute it in China.  STX films president Adam Fogelson and production manager Sam Brown will oversee the film for the studio.

So it is sure that Robert Simonds in Variety will move this deal towards success

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