Remember that awesome looking graphic novel called Last Man Standing we published all that artwork for in 2010? The one Paramount picked up to be made into a film before the book even hit the shelves? If not, click here for a refresher course or just bask in the coolness of that header image. It took a while but Paramount has finally found their man to pen a screenplay based on the Daniel LuVisi graphic novel and it’s David Leslie Johnson, the writer of Orphan, Red Riding Hood, Wrath of the Titans and The Walking Dead.

Last Man Standing, which was published under Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle creator Kevin Eastman’s Heavy Metal banner, is about a famous, genetically enhanced solider who is framed and endures nine years of hellacious incarceration before getting out and vowing revenge. It’s also futuristic, violent science-fiction if the massive gun above didn’t clue you off. Read more after the jump. Read More »

Paramount to Adapt Comic ‘Last Man Standing’

Paramount Pictures has acquired the rights to make a big screen adaptation of the graphic novel Last Man Standing from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles co-creator Kevin Eastman‘s Heavy Metal Publishing. We have more information about the graphic novel and a ton of artwork after the jump.

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World War Z Concept Art

I have always loved concept art. Probably because it represents the absolute coolest a second of time could possibly look like. Everything after the concept art is a big compromise. It will never look that good. Even no so great films have cool concept art. I could look at the concept art for the Star Wars prequels all day long. That said, we have found some concept art for the upcoming big screen adaptation of World War Z.

Okay, that’s kinda a lie. We didn’t find it, IO9 did, and the intense artwork by Daniel LuVisi‘s was only created as a tryout for the job. And while LuVisi isn’t saying if he got the job (I’m guessing yes), I’m 99% sure that The Battle of Yonkers, the piece of art seen above, won’t be used for the actual production itself. That said, it’s cool none the less.

This was one of the most difficult images I’ve ever done. Incredibly challenging to the point where I wanted to quit. But through thick and thin I forced myself to complete it.”

LuVisi even through in a few Easter Eggs, including the Quantum of Solace billboard in the corner (the film Marc Forster directed before moving on to World War Z) and a homage to the zombies of Shaun of the Dead.