Win a copy of Z.E.O.: A Zombie's Guide to Getting A(Head) in Business
Once again our friend Scott Kenemore skewers the self-help genre via the undead in his new work, Z.E.O.: A Zombie’s Guide to Getting A(Head) in Business.
Working in a corporate setting myself, I was laughing out loud reading this on my way to the office. Between the inspirational zombie posters and tips on “how to lurch forward in today’s desperate economy” Kenemore hit the nail on the head (which is an excellent way to kill a zombie, by the way.)
If you love zombies and mocking corporate jargon, you’ll love Z.E.O. And guess what! We have a copy to give away to one lucky SMC reader! Leave us a comment and we’ll choose a random winner a week from today (9/27/09).
You can comment about anything you like, but comments about corporate jargon will definitely make us smile. Just be sure to whiteboard a few no-brainers in your top projects document and prioritize them into 3-5 top-line items. Keep it simple, but no simpler.
Night of the Living Dead Origin Story to Be Told in 3D CGI.
I’m going to go out on a limb and say that this story is not going to have a happy ending. As you all know, Night of the Living Dead is public domain, so pretty much anyone can do anything with the story. So far, we’ve had one really good Night of the Living Dead-related film (it’s this one) and a bunch of crap that’s trying to mooch off of the film’s legacy (see: this and this). At least the 1990 Tom Savini remake (which, admittedly does have its moments of greatness) had the blessing of George Romero. The rest don’t even bother getting his input.
And so it goes that I announce to you a new NOTL project: Night of the Living Dead: Origins.
It’s pretty much what it sounds like. Director Zebediah de Soto is bringing to life a re-imagining of the original film, with the characters’ backstory filled in. So, ya know. It’s a zombie movie, but with more boring stuff added to it. Will we finally know what naked zombie is so naked?! Time will tell.
The technology being employed actually sounds pretty promising, so at least the film will probably look cool. You can read more about that over at Bloody-Disgusting, who broke this story.
De Soto has only one film under his belt — a supposedly pretty impressive short film called War Dogs — but luckily he’s got Hollywood veteran Simon West (director of such classics as Lara Croft: Tomb Raider) on the producing front.
I know I sound pretty damn cynical about this. And I am. But only because up until now, no other project that’s attempted to cash in on the film’s name has been worth a damn. But perhaps I’ll be pleasantly surprise and Night of the Living Dead: Origins will end up being something worthwhile.