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Earlier this year, the movie rights to Chopper were sold. The production company, Dilemma, in association with Mane Entertainment and Rockstar Mayhem Festival has released a live-action web TV series on YouTube to introduce people to the Chopper mythology and build awareness for an upcoming movie.
The web series stars Tyler Mane (played Michael Myers in Rob Zombie's Halloween remake, and Sabretooth in X-Men) and Andrew Bryniarski (Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Batman Returns). It will feature all-new prequel story material not in the comic book that will explore the origins of the Reaper and shine a light on the unknown pasts of several key characters. Visit www.chopperlives.com for more info.
Article by Rick de Yampert, Entertainment Writer at The Daytona Beach News-Journal
If a headless biker were stalking this planet, you know he'd be riding the streets of Daytona Beach, searching for sinners to harvest. The above scenario plays out in Chopper, a new horror comic book series created by former Daytona Beach resident Martin Shapiro.
As a student at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach in the 1990s, Shapiro became fascinated by biker culture. He went on to serve in the U.S. Air Force, then earned a bachelor's degree in film production from the University of Central Florida. Shapiro then earned a master's degree in screenwriting from UCLA.
Now, at age 44, he is a full-time writer and producer living in Los Angeles. He recently sold the movie rights to Chopper, as well as his action-thriller screenplay Lair of the Fox.
Posted by Samantha Fox at Fangoria
Asylum Press and Night Owl Productions have announced a new horror comic miniseries and corresponding web series: CHOPPER. Written by screenwriter Martin Shapiro and drawn by Dark Horse artist Juan Ferreyra, CHOPPER is described as a modern-day reimagining of the infamous Headless Horseman, who has now become a headless Hell’s Angel on a motorcycle who collects the souls of sinners in the afterlife, and attacks individuals while they’re high on a new designer drug with supernatural side effects.
“When Martin showed me the first two issues of CHOPPER, I was blown away,” says Frank Forte, president of Asylum Press. “He has created a dark, truly original world of drugs, outlaw bikers and supernatural mayhem that horror fans should really respond to.”
“The idea for CHOPPER came to me when I was at the Daytona Bike Week Festival,” adds Shapiro. “I love custom choppers and I love horror films from the 1970s and ’80s, so I decided to combine the two elements into a hardcore, no-holds-barred, R-rated story. I wanted to create one of the most beautiful books on the market with lots of attention to detail and cinematic coloring.”
The 32-page full-color CHOPPER #1 (check out a special six-page preview here) goes on sale October 5, the same date the corresponding web series makes its YouTube debut. Other CHOPPER tie-ins will include an iPhone game app, a music deal with a currently unannounced heavy metal band and a sponsorship with Rockstar Energy Drink.
“I realized there was an opportunity to expand Martin’s strong characters and story universe from the comic book by utilizing trans-media storytelling to create original on-line tales that could further enrich the overall CHOPPER mythology and entertainment experience for fans,” says producer J.C. Christofilis. “Our goal is to reach massive audiences through all possible media platforms as we unleash integrated, killer content via the comics, web series, social media and ultimately feature films. We are confident this new horror franchise will connect deeply with fans who appreciate a mix of quality storytelling and hardcore horror on the level of SLEEPY HOLLOW and the first NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET!”
Click here to read the full article at Fangoria or click here to learn more about Chopper.
Check out the new Chopper web TV series teaser trailer starring horror icon Tyler Mane (Rob Zombie's Halloween, X-Men, Troy). Not for the squeamish, the upcoming transmedia horror experience will reveal the mysterious origins of the chopper-riding Reaper before he lost his head. To learn more about the web series go to www.chopperlives.com
DILEMMA, a Los Angeles-based branded entertainment and marketing agency, has struck a strategic partnership with action sports lifestyle brand Sullen Clothing to launch an online entertainment experience based on the upcoming horror comic book Chopper. DILEMMA's founder, J.C. Christofilis, discovered Chopper and met writer Martin Shapiro at San Diego Comic Con.
A contemporary spin on the classic Sleepy Hollow mythology, Chopper's storyline revolves around a headless biker seeking vengeance in the afterlife by killing sinners. Mr. Christofilis commented, "The project's fun, franchise-worthy concept struck me as the perfect foundation to create an immersive story world that will harness a variety of transmedia storytelling tactics (via web series, social media, etc.) to engage today's digitally connected audiences across multiple platforms. More importantly, I also recognized the project's branded content potential given the opportunity for truly bold companies to forge a relationship with robust communities of horror film and heavy metal music fans comprising our key demographics."
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