Zombie Talkies, coming to a comic book near you

13 Sep,2011

India’s first ever zombie movie, Shaadi of the Dead, starring Abhay Deol and Genelia D’Souza, is being promoted via an apt medium  the graphic novel.

The film is to be launched in April or May next year, and the buildup starts with the precursor novel, Zombie Talkies: BloodFest In Bollywood, being released at the Comic Con Express in October at the World Trade Centre, Mumbai.

The movie is produced by iRock Films along with Balaji Telefilms Ltd, and the novel is being published under the Pop Culture Publishing label of Twenty Onwards Media as part of their licensing agreement with iRock Media.

Mr Jatin Varma, Founder, Comic Con India and Twenty Onwards Media, said, We are extremely happy that Pop Culture Publishing in association with iRock Media is coming out with this first of its kind horror graphic novel for Indian audiences.It has amazing artwork and great writing.

We are very excited to partner with PCP. We created this novel and film keeping the young Indian audience in mind. We are confident that the zombies are here to stay and will soon become an integral part of India’s pop culture, said Mr Sidhartha Jain, CEO, iRock Films.

The film development and production company, iRock Media, has been working on graphic novels in the fun-horror genre as part of their overall film genre development strategy. Earlier this year iRock released India’s first found footage horror film, Ragini MMS, and next year their vampire film Bloody Veer goes into production.

 

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