Today is all about horror icon news! Genre legends Lance Henriksen, Bill Moseley, and Tiffany Shepis, along with Justin Pierre (singer of Motion City Soundtrack) and Davey Havok (singer of A.F.I.), have signed on for the “illustrated film” adaptation of Godkiller, written and directed by award-winning filmmaker Matt Pizzolo based on the comic book of the same name he created with illustrator Anna Muckcracker.
“I’m astonished and excited by the incredible talents who’ll be joining us to bring these characters to life. We want to create something really cool and unique and different from everything else out there… it’s truly humbling to have such accomplished collaborators on the team,” said Pizzolo. That’s all well and good of course, but what the heck is an “illustrated film” anyway?
According to producers Halo-8 Entertainment, the adaptation mixes elements of anime, radio drama, video games, and motion comics. Utilizing the original artwork from the comic book, the illustrated film adds motion animation, visual effects, elaborate sound design, music, and voice-acting performances. Halo-8 intends to release limited-edition, serialized, short-form DVDs through the spring and summer before releasing the full-length feature theatrically in the fall of 2009.
Godkiller takes place in a dark future after economic collapse and a nuclear holy war with Earth being colonized by alien races. Tommy and his kid sister Lucy live in an orphanage in one of the few remaining city-states, but Lucy is critically ill and desperately in need of a new heart. Tommy’s odyssey to find a new heart for his sister begins when he follows an organ-stealing prostitute named Halfpipe out of the city-state and into the savage borderland known as Outer City. Godkiller mixes unforgiving brutality, quantum physics, conspiracy theory, and secret history for an iconoclastic hero’s journey like none before it.
Halo-8 will unveil a preview clip at Comic-Con International’s Wondercon in San Francisco during the “Indie Film and Comics” panel on Saturday, February 28, 2009. If you’re unable to attend the show, don’t fret; we’ll provide updates on Godkiller as they come in.
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