Remember 2009's "Zombieland," the tongue-in-cheek horror/comedy starring Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone and Abigail Breslin? It was shot in 2008 in Georgia, soon after tax credits were sweetened to draw more Hollywood productions here.
A 30-minute pilot version through Sony Pictures is going to go into production in metro Atlanta for Amazon's streaming service. It is being re-cast with new actors, with two already named, according to Deadline.com.
This would be the first Amazon original offering from a major studio.
The film became a surprise hit, pulling in a solid $75 million, triple its budget, according to mojoboxoffice.com.
The metro area has been home to all sorts of human-like creatures the past few years. It has welcomed werewolves (first two seasons of MTV's "Teen Wolf" in 2010 and 2011), vampires (The CW's 'Vampire Diaries" since 2009) and other zombies (AMC's crazy popular "The Walking Dead').
The "Zombieland" zombies are far feistier than those on "The Walking Dead." And the film took on a more jaundiced, cynically funny view of the zombie apocalypse compared to the AMC drama.