June 8, 2008

Bouncing around the YouTube the other day and came across this video:

and it got me thinking.

Mostly about how overused zombies are.

Mighty God King pointed out:

“They’re done. They’re so done. You know I’m right about this. We have just about reached that time where it is time to put the zombies back in their zombie-box and let them sit for ten years or so. Land Of The Dead was just the first hint of this, then 28 Weeks Later came along to stink up the joint, and god knows how bad the new Day of the Dead remake will be…

(For those who are wondering, bears were the new zombies, and 70s muscle cars are the new bears. I am unsure as to what will be the new 70s muscle cars, but my money is on cowboys.)”

Like I said, overplayed. We’ve had the Walking Dead (which, granted, is awesome), Marvel Zombies, Marvel Zombies 2, Marvel Zombies Vs. Army of Darkness, Marvel Zombies: Dead Days, the just-announced Marvel Zombies 3, and dozens of zombie variant covers.

Mostly I blame Marvel.

But, I couldn’t get the thought out of my head. I kept getting ideas. Scenes, bits of dialogue.

So, I started writing a script.

I attempted to reply to the young lady’s post, but the YouTube hates me and erased my reply when I attempted to post it.

I’m only ten or eleven pages in at the moment (which, based on the way I write, is probably about twenty or thirty minutes of screen time– Screenplay Rule Of Thumb be DAMNED!), but I may post bits here and there, if anyone wants to read it.