- Posted February 20, 2013 by
Zombies! Zombies! Zombies! It's Time To Join The Walking Dead!
Let it be known, zombies are taking over the world! Well, not quite in the literal sense, but there certainly is no denying that a hot subject these days is everything zombies. The zombies we know today began with George A. Romero's Night of the Living Dead franchise which captivated audiences since it's original release in 1968 and was then followed by a series of prequels, sequels and remakes. Later, there was Michael Jackson's legendary "Thriller" video and now the recent rebirth of the zombie sub-horror genre with AMC's The Walking Dead. The Walking Dead has sparked a whole new boom with zombie fanfare and these days people just can't get enough.
Luckily there is more on it's way to satiate the hunger for all things zombie with the new highly anticipated and much talked about franchise 100 Days of Death. Originating as a novel by Ray Ellingsen, the story centers around a man caught in a post apocalyptic viral epidemic that quickly destroys humanity as we know it. With the dead rising and a taste for those left living, the protagonist bands with a group of other survivors and fight to see the next day. Moving Pictures Media Group has acquired the rights for the film which is now in pre-production. The creative team behind 100 Days of Death are now continuing to build the franchise by creating the the 100 Days of Death four issue graphic novel. This project will be helmed by legendary comic artist, Tommy Castillo. Having worked with the comic field's largest and most iconic companies, Tommy has created memorable art with such titles as Batman Detective; Legends of the Dark Knight and Toe Tags, coincidentally with horror legend George A. Romero. He will now expand his repertoire with creating the original artwork for the 100 Days of Death graphic novel. Additionally, Tommy will be putting his writing talents to work adapting the original novel to fit his incomparable and imaginative vision.
Moving Pictures Media Group and author Ray Ellingson have created a Kickstarter campaign so that this project can be effectively made in a timely manner and tie-in with all the other projects associated with the exciting 100 Days of Death franchise. 100 Days of Death has already managed to accumulate quite a popular fan following, even amongst some of the elite in entertainment. Three time Academy Award winning Sound Mixer Mike Minkler and former Lucasfilm, Ltd. CEO Charlie Weber have spoken in support of this enticing project. Considering they have worked on iconic film franchises such as Indiana Jones and Star Wars, it is safe to say they are more than qualified to denote a good story when they see one. Sci-Fi star Tricia Helfer states, "100 Days of Death takes zombie tales to a whole new level", and Emmy nominated actress Carolyn Hennesy of HBO's True Blood mirrored that sentiment by saying, "100 Days of Death takes scary, gooey gore to a whole new level. I actually jumped more than a few times".
In the wake of The Walking Dead's success, the zombie genre is in high demand. Recently the film Warm Bodies found a hit taking a comedic turn with their zombie story. Everything about the 100 Days of Death franchise is destined to fit right in with this zombie craze. You could be a part of history and the "next big thing"!
To support this project and it's campaign visit: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/797795502/100-days-of-death-the-graphic-novel