Official Press Release
San Diego, CA, – IDW Publishing and Universal Studios Consumer Products have joined forces to bring the hit zombie comedy Shaun of the Dead to comic fans, in the form of a miniseries chock-full of exciting extras.
The adaptation, written by IDW Editor-in-Chief Chris Ryall with input by director Edgar Wright and co-writer/title actor Simon Pegg, delivers the storyline of the highly successful movie, and more! The comic version of the film will incorporate deleted and unshot material, too. Depicting all the action will be artist Zach Howard (Detective Comics), aided by Thompson Knox’s vibrant colors. Each issue will also boast a painted cover by British artist Jason Brashill.
“Writing the adaptation of this movie is really a perk of the job I never quite expected,” said IDW’s Editor-in-Chief Chris Ryall. “And even better is the the fact that the artwork for this adaptation is so phenomenal, and that Edgar and Simon have been so approving and helpful. I think the love all of us have for this project shows on every page, and I hope fans of the movie feel the same way.”
Shaun of the Dead is a four-issue, 32-page, full-color miniseries debuting in June.
About Shaun of the Dead
A Rogue Pictures release of a Rogue Pictures and Working Title Films presentation of a WT2 Production in association with Big Talk Productions, Shaun of the Dead was produced by Nira Park. The “rom zom com” (romantic zombie comedy), follows the bloody funny adventures of underachiever Shaun (Simon Pegg) and his best mate Ed (Nick Frost) as they cope with a zombie invasion of North London and attempt to rescue Shaun’s girlfriend Liz (Kate Ashfield) and his Mum, Barbara (Penelope Wilton). While the film was a sleeper hit in the U.K., it was even more successful in the U.S., earning over $13 million. The film was MPAA-rated “R” for zombie violence/gore and language. Please consult for further information.
About Universal Studios Consumer Products Group
Universal Studios Consumer Products Group is responsible for global licensing and retail strategies as well as building brand recognition of the extensive catalogue of NBC Universal properties. Universal Studios Consumer Products Group is a unit of NBC Universal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. Formed in May 2004 through the combining of NBC and Vivendi Universal Entertainment, NBC Universal owns and operates the No. 1 television network, the fastest-growing Spanish-language network, a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, and world-renowned theme parks. NBC Universal is 80%-owned by General Electric, with 20% controlled by Vivendi Universal.
About IDW Publishing
IDW PUBLISHING is a division of Idea + Design Works, LLC, a revolutionary creative service company with a wide range of clients. Among their best-selling titles are CBS’s CSI: Crime Scene Investigation; Steve Niles and Ben Templesmith’s 30 Days of Night: Bloodsucker Tales; Konami’s Metal Gear Solid; and GrimJack: Killer Instinct. Columbia Pictures has optioned the movie rights to 30 Days of Night, with Sam Raimi attached to produce. Konami is producing a video game based on CVO: Covert Vampiric Operations. Dimension Films has optioned the movie rights to Wake The Dead and Hyde. Paramount Pictures has optioned the movie rights to Aleister Arcane.
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