Abbadon Books’ Stronghold Heads for the Bigscreen

0 has revealed that Amber Entertainment is working on a bigscreen adaptation of Stronghold, a medieval Zombie tale by British Author Paul Finch, which is published by Abbadon books, a subsiduary of Rebellion Developments.

Tom Fickling is adapting the novel for the screen, and Amber Entertainment’s Ileen Maisel will produce the movie, with  Rebellion’s Jason Kingsley directing, and Rebellion’s Chris Kingsley in  an executive producer role .

Jason Kingsley, who’s been directing videogames for two decades, told Daily Variety that the inclusion of zombies in a medieval setting will give the feature a fresh look and feel. He’s hoping to go into production next year.

“We think that the zombies are great fun. I’ve known Ileen for many years, and we think this project is a great way to get into business with Amber,” he said.

In the novel, Ranulf, a young English knight sent to recapture Grogen Castle from Welsh rebels, comes into conflict with his leaders over their brutal methods. Unbeknownst to any of them, the native druids are planning a devastating counter attack, using an ancient artifact to summon an army that even the castle’s superstitious medieval defenders could never have imagined. Grogen Castle, seemingly impregnable to assault, armed with fiendish devices to slaughter would-be attackers in their multitudes¬ is besieged by countless, tireless soldiers forged from bone and raddled flesh. As lives are held in the balance, Ranulf must defy his masters and rescue the daughter of his enemy, but hope lasts only so long as the stronghold holds out against the legions of the angry dead…

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