Friday, March 19, 2010

I bet you wish you'd thought of it


Last year Seth-Grahame Smith and Quirk books released the mash up hit,

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.

Given the elephant bucks it made, how little work it took to insert ninjas and zombies in to a long since out of copywrite text Quirk went on to try to fill a whole shelf load of these, like 'Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters'

Honestly there are publishers and writers (authors are successful enough not to care, writers are folk who have to take any work offered to make money) kicking themselves that they didn't think of this.

While Seth-Grahame Smith has tried to move, a least a couple of genre shelves along at the Borders books store from the monster success of PP&Z with his alternative history novel

Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter

and with talks of a movie staring Padme Amediala (sorry Natalie Portman), It was inevitable we would return to the novel which started it all.

Quirk have announce a Prequel

Now I love a prequel almost as much as I love have my fortune read. Charlie Jane Anders the IO9 blogger had eloquently expressed what annoys me about prequels in her piece Prequels aren't just dumb, they're Evil. So I was probably going to let this one slide until I saw the fanficmade trailer for the book.



Now I have watched A LOT of zombie movies and some, perhaps many of them are woeful.
This one I liked.


10 comments:

  1. Hehe,
    I'm with ya Barnes - love anything with zombies in it, but I think one installment of PP&Z was enough, I'm not in a great rush to read another...
    ...but a movie version OTOH, I'd watch that!

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  2. Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter would be GREAT. lol

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  3. I think I'd like to see MORE classic novels zombified! Like "On the Road" with a bunch of Beatnik zombies.

    I meant to ask what you thought of the trailer for the remake of "Nightmare on Elm St."?

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  4. Timmo
    Zombies - what's not to love.

    Moko
    Check out the book trailer for Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X58RPS665V0

    Heide Germanaus
    I liked the trailer, and am looking forward to checking out the movie. I'm really keen ever since I saw Jackie Earle Haley as Rorschach in Watchmen. He may be the only person I'd trust to take on the role after Robert Englund.

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  5. Yes!!! 100% agree. So glad that guy's career got revived. He was the best thing about "Watchmen" in my opinion. Loved him as the sex pervert in "Little Children" as well. Well....not "loved"...u know what I mean. :)

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  7. Awesome video clip! Thanks for posting that!

    BTW, have you read the latest Joe Ledger novel, 'The Dragon Factory'?

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  8. You may be only one person in the world, but you may also be the world to one person.............................................

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  9. I really hope the Lincoln one gets made into a book as well as a movie.

    Speaking of zombies, when are they going to release a new "Left 4 Dead"? I heard rumors that the next one is going to take place in Australia. That would be sweet!

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