The movie adaptation of former Eurythmics star Dave Stewart's 2008 graphic novel Zombie Broadway has been given the greenlight to start pre-production.

The rocker created the comic book series as part of a deal with Virgin Comics and now producers Pam Williams, David Jacobson and Stewart himself are raising financing with an aim to start filming in 2015.

Screenwriter Cole Haddon is adapting the project, which will feature original songs and music composed by Stewart and Michael Bradford. Swedish director Jonas Akerlund, who recently took charge of Beyonce and Jay Z's On the Run Tv special will helm the project.