Christopher Hatton will direct the sci-fi action title.

Dolph Lundgren is attached to star in the sci-fi actioner Battle of the Damned, being sold worldwide by Bleiberg Entertainment’s Compound B label.

Christopher Hatton is directing from a screenplay he wrote. The filmmakers describe the tone as “Escape From New York meets 28 Days Later.” Lundgren stars as a private military soldier leading a ragtag group after a deadly viral outbreak.

Ehud Bleiberg is producing with Leon Tong of Boku Films. Nicholas Donnermeyer and Lundgren are executive producing.

“It’s going to be so intense and thrilling and it’s never been seen before! Humans versus zombies versus robots,” said Bleiberg. He added: “Having Dolph on board just takes it to a whole new level. He brings so much to the table and he’s looking forward to digging into this role.”

Filming will start in June in Singapore and Malaysia.

Compound B will introduce the project to buyers at Berlin’s EFM. The slate also includes Episode 50 and Dead Inside.

Lundgren is represented by Craig Baumgarten of Baumgarten Management and Productions.