As Glenn Rhee on AMC's The Walking Dead, Steven Yeun has survived countless encounters with the living dead, and now he's set to face humans with a different type of infection in a new film from Joe Lynch.

According to THR, Steven Yeun will star as Derek Saunders in Mayhem, an upcoming action horror movie that will be helmed by Joe Lynch, co-star of Holliston and director of Everly and Wrong Turn 2: Dead End.

Written by Matias Caruso, Mayhem focuses on "a virus capable of making people act out their wildest impulses that infects a corporate law office on the very day attorney Derek Saunders (Yeun) is framed by a co-worker and wrongfully fired. Trapped in the quarantined building, our hero is forced to fight tooth and nail for not only his job, but also his life."

Samara Weaving (who recently played Heather in Ash vs Evil Dead) will also star in the movie in a lead role, and Circle of Confusion and Avva Pictures are producing. Filming on Mayhem is scheduled to begin in Belgrade, Serbia before March concludes.

Here's what Joe Lynch had to say about the project (via THR):

“It’s not every day you get to throw action, sci-fi, horror, drama and even satire in the genre blender and hit puree, but Matias’ script, combined with a gung-ho cast and crew — especially Steven and Samara — will make for a deliciously dangerous and exciting cinematic smoothie ... with a hell of a kick.”

We'll keep Daily Dead readers updated on more details as they are revealed. In the meantime, are you looking forward to seeing Yeun take the leading reigns in a feature film directed by Lynch?

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Source: THR
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