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Like vampires, zombies are gaining currency in Hollywood. According to The Hollywood Reporter , DreamWorks is in negotiations with writer-producers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci (Star Trek reboot, Transformers) to adapt a live action feature of James Farr's Xombie, the sci-fi/horror adventure that began life as an online flash-animated series and has now expanded into a comic book and illustrated-film. If deals are closed, Cindi Rice and John Frank Rosenblum of Epic Level Entertainment would exec produce along with Kurtzman/Orci's Bobby Cohen and Steven T. Puri.  http://cmpgnr.com/r.html?c=1528447&r=1527106&t=1780418481&l=1&d=91225681&u=http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/content_display/news/e3ie2038d49cf28a730a1a0501771854261&g=0&f=-1 »
DreamWorks is in negotiations to buy "Xombie," a pitch about a zombie who is also a policeman, from cop-turned-writer Will Beall, with Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci in talks to produce. "Xombie" is based on a Devil's Due comic book by James Farr, itself based on his online animated series. Farr's creation centers on a zombie cop named Dirge who attempts to saves humanity's remnants, particularly a young girl named Zoe, from evil zombies. Cindi Rice and John Frank Rosenblum of Epic Level Entertainment would executive produce along with Kurtzman/Orci's Bobby Cohen and Steven T. Puri. Beall also is adapting his debut novel "L.A. Rex," about a policeman patrolling the gang-ridden area of the 77th Division in South Los Angeles, for producer Scott Rudin. »
Halo-8 Entertainment is kicking copious amounts of ass when it comes to the innovative animation technique known as "illustrated filmmaking", and upon completion of their recently announced upcoming Loaded Bible project, they will next be producing the horror/sci-fi adventure Xombie: Reanimated created by James Farr.
If the name Xombie sounds familiar, it's because this project marks the second collaboration between Halo-8 and Farr after Xombie: Dead on Arrival (DVD reviewed here) was released by the studio in March. Award-winning director Matt Pizzolo and Emmy-winning producer Brian Giberson have scheduled the new film for production in early 2010 with a theatrical release planned for later in the year.
Xombie is the story of Dirge, a dead man with a mind of his own, who struggles against his posthumous cravings (not to mention legions of the living dead). In Dead on Arrival (comic reviewed here), Dirge struggles to reunite a lost child named Zoe with her family. »
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3 items from 2009
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