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Black Sky – Band of Brothers vs Cthulhu in Templesmith’s animated film

Posted by LiveFor on April 21, 2010

“World War Squid.” This sounds right up my street. Comic book artist Ben Templesmith (30 Days of Night, Wormwood: Gentleman Corpse, Fell) is working on an “Illustrated Film” the goal of which, is to meld the cinematic storytelling style of comics with good audio/voice acting & some animation/CGI in places. That in itself sounds interesting, but wait until you get to what Black Sky is all about. Here is what he had to say on his website:

All I can say is sort of Band Of Brothers…but with SQUID. ( Well, Cthulhu-ish ideas and my love of all things tentactular ) Yes, it’s a war comic. Want to get all emotional and down and dirty with it. Not exactly comedy in the vein of Wormwood… It’s post apocalyptic. I deals with a small group of soldiers, as the human race is reduced to relatively low tech solutions to claw back their planet, the new religion that drives them on to this goal in the face of hopelessness…and all the stuff that comes from such things. Many horrific and hopefully, some touching “tales from the front” in many ways. And of course, they’ll end up being players in a major event that may define the now generations long conflict. Lots of action but with an actual point to it I hope, rather than an excuse to simply draw “cool” things.

Humans are such fragile things.

Squid, not so much.

No news on when we will see it, but anyone else looking forward to it?

Source: io9

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The Pacific – Sort of a sequel to Band of Brothers

Posted by LiveFor on June 24, 2009

Executively produced by Tom Hanks, Steven Spielberg and Gary Goetzman, the team behind the Emmy-winning 2001 HBO miniseries “Band of Brothers,” this epic ten-hour miniseries tracks the intertwined odysseys of three U.S. Marines – Robert Leckie (James Badge Dale), Eugene Sledge (Joe Mazzello) and John Basilone (Jon Seda) – across the vast canvas of the Pacific. The extraordinary experiences of these men and their fellow Marines take them from the first clash with the Japanese in the haunted jungles of Guadalcanal, through the impenetrable rain forests of Cape Gloucester, across the blasted coral strongholds of Peleliu, up the black sand terraces of Iwo Jima, through the killing fields of Okinawa, to the triumphant, yet uneasy, return home after V-J Day. Produced by HBO Miniseries in association with Playtone and DreamWorks Television, and scheduled to debut on HBO in early 2010.

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