Kingsman's Colin Firth tackling another comic book adaptation with Zombie Brother

Tasha Hegarty
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Kingsman star Colin Firth has announced his latest project, and it's another comic book adaptation.

The Oscar winner will be leading the cast in New York Will Eat You Alive, which is an adaptation of the digital comic Zombie Brother, Deadline reports.

Created by Jia Haibo, Zombie Brother is said to have over 28 billion views on its digital platform, while the animated series based on the comic has amassed more than 3.7 billion views – not bad numbers at all.

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Photo credit: Gareth Cattermole / Staff - Getty Images

"We always wanted to cast this in a way that would give life to the source material and elevate the action and you can't achieve that goal any better than hiring Colin Firth," Chairman of the STXfilms Motion Picture Group, Adam Fogelson said in a statement.

"From The King's Speech to Kingsman, Colin always gives an Oscar-caliber performance. We're thrilled to be reuniting with him on New York Will Eat You Alive in a role that will allow him to have fun while showcasing his deadpan humour and comic timing."

The adaptation will be directed and executive produced by Todd Strauss-Schulson from a screenplay written by Alex Rubens.

Photo credit: 20th Century Fox
Photo credit: 20th Century Fox

Related: Kingsman 3 cast, release date and everything you need to know

Firth is still involved in the Kingsman franchise, with the third and final instalment of Eggsy and Harry Hart's story currently in development.

Before that, there's the prequel The King's Man to come starring Ralph Fiennes to come next year, with director Matthew Vaughn teasing that the prequel will sow the "seeds" for Kingsman 3.

"We've put seeds for what's going to happen in Kingsman 3 all the way back into this," he told Empire.

"And it's going to be very different."

The King's Man will be released in cinemas on February 26, 2021.

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