'Thor' writers take on vampire flick 'Damn Nation'

Moving from Norse deities to nocturnal creepies is actually a step in the right direction for writers screenwriters Ashley Edward Miller and Zack Stentz. The duo - who wrote the upcoming Avengers-tie-in super hero flick Thor for Marvel (to be directed by Kenneth Branagh) - have landed scribe duties for another comic adaptation, Dark Horse's Damn Nation, reports The Hollywood Reporter.

Dark Horse describes the 2005 comic from Andrew Cosby and J. Alexander as "a vampire epic of global proportions." In it, "most of the living have fled the U.S., but a group of scientists remain behind, working on a cure. Now that they've succeeded, a military operation is launched from the President's current offices in the U.S. Embassy in London, to save the cure from the encroaching undead."

Already writer-producers on the paranormal Fox show Fringe, and previously on the canceled Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Miller and Stentz are adapting the story for Paramount.