Monday, November 17, 2008

"Dawn of the Dead vs. Apocalypse Now"

That's how the creator of my new favorite graphic novel monster miniseries is describing his new project. The series is ZMD: ZOMBIES OF MASS DESTRUCTION. According to Den of Geek, Kevin Grevioux (Underworld) has recently sold the movie rights to production company Benderspink (A History of Violence) and it's scheduled to come out in 2011.

Want the plot? Here's the plot:
The government's dropping zombies on the Middle East!


In a plan that just SCREAMS Dubya, the powers-that-be unleash the undead in an effort to kill off enemy troops. Thanks to science, some Mr. Smarty Pants figured out a way to make the zombies "photosensitive" which is a 85+ IQ word for don't like the light. When the sun comes up, they disintegrate (85+ IQ word for turn to dust). So, until the sun comes up, they go around and spread their zombism to the locals. Come sunrise, the original zombies and the newly-converted turn Iraq into an ashtray. Craziness ensues when the original zombie finds out that he's immume to the sun. So are the zombies he creates. Call in the Navy SEALS and you've got yourself one hell of a Fourth of July pachanga.

The first issue just came out and the next five will be released through next year. Even though the movie isn't coming out until 3/4 into Obama's first term, the Gods have decided that this will be the most interesting project of my mid-twenties. We're gonna be following this one through completion. On the day of its release, He Shot Cyrus is going to celebrate! I'm talking steamer, zombie-themed cakes, and if our budget allows, a George Romero look-a-like contest.
Keep your eyes and ears open for future updates.


whitney said...

I don't know if it's still PC to say "boo-ya"

elgringo said...

John Hodgman told me it still was.

Anonymous said...

Creates or Zombies, this sounds uber booyah. And the coolest new undead flick SINCE The Undead. Which IMHO is a drastically overlooked undead gem .

whitney said...

I totally get it: P.C. Get it??? As in computers!

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