We’ve been following the progress of Halo 8 and Matt Pizzolo’s “illustrated film” adaptation of the Godkiller comic for some time now, and finally our patience has paid off with the release of its official trailer.
Halo-8 plans to release Godkiller in an innovative, serialized style that brings the episodic nature of comic books to DVD.
“We have this crazy idea to release the movie in short-form, episodic DVDs like a comic book, and then collect them into one feature length DVD–like when a comic book mini-series is collected into a graphic novel,” Pizzolo explains in the Godkiller.tv blog. “The plan right now is to screen Godkiller at some upcoming theatrical events we have planned that will tie in a few of our upcoming releases (notably Pop Skull and In a Spiral State), show it at some really cool festivals if we can coordinate the dates right, and then release the short-form DVDs on this schedule: Episode 1 on 9/29/09, Episode 2 on 11/24/09, Episode 3 on 1/26/10… the most important thing is for us to get it to the fans as quickly as possible.”
Godkiller‘s eclectic cast of voice actors includes Danielle Harris, Lance Henriksen, Justin Pierre, Tiffany Shepis, Bill Moseley, Nicki Clyne, Katie Nisa, Lydia Lunch, and Davey Havok. It takes place in a dark future after economic collapse and a nuclear holy war with Earth having been 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.
If it sounds like something you’d be into, after watching the trailer, hit up Televandalism, where for a limited time you can read the first two issues of Godkiller for free.
– Debi Moore
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