There’s plenty of buzz surrounding the new latex-humping horror series American Horror Story, but what’s is this bizarre show really about? We rounded up every detail, image, screengrab, trailer, review and viral ad we could find, and squeezed out every precious piece of information from the heart of horror… <see the first five minutes here> @ <http://io9.com/>
This looks pretty cool… from the creators of Glee? Obviously they can tell a story. The five minute preview looks pretty cool, although the camera is flying around a little much for my liking. But hey, i’m into zombies…
What I’m really into is how they’re releasing a lot of material to drum up interest. So it’s intriguing from a business pov.
This has been a big year for Steven Spielberg — he’s launched two TV shows, including last night’s Terra Nova, and produced countless movies. The Spielberg tribute Super-8 was a surprise hit, and it’s become fashionable for other film-makers to claim they’re paying tribute to early Spielberg. Still ahead this year: the huge motion-capture reinvention ofTintin, the Belgian adventure comic… <read the full story here> @ <http://io9.com/>
Spielberg is a legend… When it comes to high spectacle story telling, he’s probably done more than anyone. This is just a nice little kudo list of accomplishments that he’s not usually recognized for, so I thought it interesting and deserving. Here’s a quick look at the list of ten, the article has full descriptions. I’m counting at least 5 on the list as truly innovative, and having to drive Hight Concept / High Spectacle films. So it’s no wonder we’re fans!
10 ) Being an early adopter and innovator of CGI
9 ) Keeping science fiction alive on TV
8 ) Taking on tough adaptations/re-imaginings, and making them happen
7 ) Showing that video games could be a viable storytelling tool.
6 ) Preserving and shaping the memory of World War II
5 ) Co-founding a successful new studio, and helping bring back animated films
4 ) Bringing back the Saturday morning serial
3 ) Helping to make robot uprising the new zombie apocalypse
2 ) Bringing back our sense of wonder
1 ) Helping to create the idea of the movie “blockbuster.”
First off the trailer for the Dead Island videogame is going to get a movie adaptation.
That’s what I said, the trailer, for the video game is getting a movie deal, from all reviews it’s not from the game itself. And yes, it’s sounds of a decent size… Lionsgate size. Here’s what Lionsgate bossman Joe Drake has to say about it:
The film Dead Island will be an innovation of the zombie genre because of its focus on human emotion, family ties and non-linear storytelling.
Like the hundreds of journalists and millions of fans who were so passionate and vocal about the Dead Island trailer, we too were awestruck.
This is exactly the type of property we’re looking to adapt at Lionsgate – it’s sophisticated, edgy, and a true elevation of a genre that we know and love. It also has built in brand recognition around the world, and franchise potential.
It is a badass little trailer though… but a movie deal? Zombies have serious pull!
Second, one of the most memorable zombies from ‘The Walking Dead’ is getting her own story. AMC will put a six-part web series online on October 3rd telling the tale of the infamous ‘Bicycle Girl.’ This is her:
It’s been a long and grueling wait for The Walking Dead‘s many fans – but the wait for new zombiefied action just got a little shorter: AMC will be airing six short webisodes next Monday, just two weeks before the season 2 premiere.
The short stories will focus on a character who’s infamous for Dead heads, the crawling, bisected zombie girl that Rick Grimes encounters just after leaving the hospital in last year’s pilot episode. Show writers calls the character “Bicycle Girl.” The forthcoming webisodes follow the life of the girl named Hannah leading up to her death, un-death, and finally the iconic meeting with Rick.
So this zombie basically got her own spinoff. Serious, serious pull…
Ohhhh, as long as we’re on the track I just have to add this:
Third, comics creator Chris Moreno returns to horror with his new creator-owned comic book “Zombie Dickheads Are NOT Coming to Get You,” debuting in October.
“Zombie Dickheads” is a comedic look at the undead apocalypse from the zombies point-of-view. It follows four dysfunctional zombies who don’t eat human flesh, as they attempt to find a place of their own in a world where they don’t fit in amongst other zombies, humans, and each other.
Rumor has it AMC is tinkering around with the idea of a post-Walking Dead talk show. But before you start eye rolling yourself in to a seizure inducing stupor, hear us out. This show could be the start of something brilliant, if they follow these simple guidelines… <see full post here> @ <http://io9.com/>
Who’s rolling their eyes?? Love the idea of a zombie reality show! I just have to work on getting over my as of recent zombie man-crush. Not to mention I couldn’t resist posting it for the great zom-pics. Me personally am gonna go check out walking dead right away.