‘Lost’ director to helm new film from zombie novelist

Jack Bender will direct 'Devolution', based on an original idea by zombie novelist Max Brooks

Lost director Jack Bender (above right) is to helm a new thriller called Devolution.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the film is based on an original idea by Max Brooks, the author of popular zombie novel World War Z. Brooks will also serve as a producer on the film.

Devolution‘s script is being written by David Leslie Johnson, who has recently worked on zombie TV drama The Walking Dead. However, it is not known whether Devolution will also have a zombie theme because plot details are being closely guarded.

Jack Bender served as an executive producer on Lost from 2004 to 2010. While working on the J.J. Abrams series, he directed more than 30 individual episodes, including the series finale. He has also directed episodes of Alias, The Sopranos and Beverly Hills, 90210. More recently, he reunited with Abrams for TV drama Alcatraz, which has since been cancelled.

Devolution is being made by Legendary Pictures, known for recent hits including The Hangover, Inception and Watchmen.