Thom Beers Fast Tracks Graphic Novel into First Feature
"Chopper Zombie" in Development at Original Productions
(For immediate release, Burbank, CA, July 15, 2008)
Thom Beers, best known for his television success with prime time mega
hits "Ice Road Truckers," "The Deadliest Catch" and
"Monster Garage" has
sped into the fast lane by announcing active development of his first
feature based on his graphic novel "Chopper Zombie." Created by
the "Chopper Zombie" movie is anticipated to go into production early
spring 2009, and will be produced by Beers and Original Productions'
President Philip Segal.
The graphic novel "Chopper Zombie" (www.chopperzombie.com) will be
released at Comic-Con International next week (July 24-27, San Diego
Convention Center, SDCC) by Devil's Due Publishing and was penned by
Beers and Todd Livingston ("The Black Forest") with cover artist
Keating. According to the publisher, advance sales from major
booksellers such as Barnes & Noble and Amazon.com have been brisk.
Limited edition copies will be available at Comic-Con with "Chopper
Zombie" landing in stores on July 30, 2008.
"We've been doing series like 'Biker Build-Off' and
because I love choppers. My son Max, who's ten, loves zombies. He told
me that choppers and zombies go together," said creator Thom Beers.
we gotta' do it! Choppers and zombies. Creating a graphic novel and
taking it right into a feature is a truly awesome experience, and wait
until you see this chopper at Comic-Con," added Beers.
"Chopper Zombie" film producer Segal will participate in the
Presents Panel on Thursday, July 24 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. (Room 8,
SDCC) to meet with entertainment industry insiders regarding the graphic
novel and forthcoming theatrical release. The Chopper itself will be
previewed at the Devil's Due Booth #2635 (SDCC) during the entire
convention. Chopper Zombie Day is set for Sunday, July 27 where the
creative team including Beers, Segal and Livingston will be available to
sign limited editions of "Chopper Zombie" the graphic novel.
"Chopper Zombie" follows the fate of a Taz, a brilliant motorcycle
builder who becomes the victim of his own success when he refuses to
sell his formula for a new super-fuel to a dangerous corporation. When a
team of thugs drowns him in his own toxic creation, he rises from the
dead with a score to settle.
Visit The Chopper Zombie Website