The horror anthology The ABCs of Death, inspired in part by early kids’ books and bearing a real resemblance to Edward Gorey’s The Gashlycrumb Tinies, is a who’s-who of current horror and genre stars and up and comers. The film will be divided into twenty-six segments in which a letter of the alphabet corresponds to a method of death. The segments will be short, but given that they’ll be directed by people like Nacho Vigalondo, Jason Eisener, Noburo Iguchi and many more, they might pack a punch.

Two more directors were added to the list today, bringing the total number of signees to twenty-five. Xavier Gens (Frontier(s), Hitman) and Christopher Smith (Severance, Triangle, Black Death) are now on the roster. Details of a contest to choose the final director are after the break. Read More »

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And one more genre mash-up comic has sold an option to a major producer or studio. The comic Zombies vs Robots, by Chris Ryall and Ashley Wood, led to a spec script of the same name by video game scriptwriter turned film writer/director JT Petty (The Burrowers, S&Man). Three companies — Platinum Dunes, Circle of Confusion and omic publisaher IDW — have teamed together to co-produce for Sony Pictures. Read More »

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