A new production startup is set to bring the Dark Horse Comics title 'El Zombo Fantasma' to the big screen. Death Ray Films was recently formed by filmmakers Kevin Munroe, Chris Patton and webguy-turned-mogul Robert Sanchez (IESB.net).
Munroe, who wrote the 2005 comic, is set to write and direct the feature film. Patton and Sanchez are producing. Mike Richardson of Dark Horse will executive produce.
Also producing is Jose Martinez of Maya Entertainment and Kellvin Chavez, the guy behind the Latino Review website.
Here's the description from the Dark Horse website: "El Zombo Fantasma was the most famous and notorious Mexican wrestler on the planet, up until he was murdered ... apparently for throwing a match. Now the luchador has fallen into a strange land of purgatory, and the only way to avoid an eternity of fiery damnation is to return to Los Angeles and guard the well-being of a struggling young spitfire, ten-year-old Belisa Montoya. However, this role as an undead guardian angel gives El Zombo the opportunity to hunt down his killer ... and unearth far more than he bargained for."
David Wilkins illustrated the comic. He and Munroe are co-producers.
First up for Munroe, however, is the long-gestating 'Dead of Night' film.