Saturday, September 15, 2012

Press release from Illuminandi for Zombie Fallout

ILLUMINANDI MEDIA READY FOR APOCALYPSE Media Production Company acquires film and television rights to internationally acclaimed Zombie Fallout book series. September 14, 2012 ... Terri Spaugh of Illuminandi Media announced today the film and television rights acquisition of the Zombie Fallout book series written by author Mark Tufo. The series follows the Talbot family and their fight to stay alive after the zombie apocalypse. The protagonist is family patriarch Michael Talbot, a germaphobic veteran who will do all that it takes to keep his family and friends safe in a world rapidly devoid of humans. “This is not your typical zombie story,” says Spaugh. “This is really a story about an average family and all the normal life drama that comes with it, living day to day with jobs and a dog and an aggressive Home Owner’s Association, and suddenly they’re hit with the zombie Apocalypse.” “The zombies themselves are unique in the genre,” adds Illuminandi Media partner Shannon Jimenez. “They are definitely horrific and a threat, but that comes secondary to the human component of the family. Michael Talbot is gruff and flawed and doesn’t think too much before acting, but he loves his family and has a big heart, even though he won’t admit it. He’s definitely a complex hero, someone you root for.” Author Mark Tufo has been obsessed with zombies since a cousin introduced him to Dawn of the Dead at 7 years old. After writing the first book on a dare, Tufo quickly became enamored with the human element of the story. “This isn't an elite SEAL team with futuristic weaponry, it's just the every man trying to protect his family and friends the best he knows how,” says Tufo. Fans agree that the engaging characters are part of the appeal. According to superfan Xavier Villalobos, “Take it from a zombie lover, this is a fantastic series of books. The character of Michael Talbot is just like any male, his smart ass remarks are just what a man would say, and his wife Tracy lives up to the saying that behind every good man is a good woman.” Spaugh continues. “With its combination of horror, humor, and heart, we think it’s a natural successor to television shows like Buffy and Supernatural. In a lot of ways it’s like Modern Family meets The Walking Dead. We are very pleased and excited to work with the author to bring his fantastic series to life on screen.” Zombie Fallout has a wide and loyal fan base. The first book in the series, Zombie Fallout, received high praise from the likes of nationally best selling author John Ramsey Miller. Zombie Fallout 4, The End Has Come and Gone, reached #13 on the Amazon Best Sellers Horror List for 2011, only three spaces down from horror master Stephen King, and Book 2, A Plague Upon your Family, was among Amazon’s top wished for audio books earlier this year. Pin It Now!

37 comments:

  1. They are doing a show??????? If i read that right im already extremly excited, i love the series and would love to see it comd to life as show

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    1. They are going to try to Tyler. Remains to be seen if it will be tv series or movies

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    2. whether its a movie or series, to be able to watch zombie fallout would be amazing, either way series or movie i cant wait!

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  2. Holy *****...congratulations!!! I'm super stoked right now. Congrats and lets hope they stay true to the books.

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  3. Wow!!! This is amazing!! Congrats Mark!

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  4. well done mate well deserved

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  5. A-Mazing!!! Super exciting and well deserved for an amazing writer. Congrats Mark Tufo! Can not wait to see this on the big or little screen!

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  6. We've been "fantasy-casting" this ever since the news broke! Who would you want to play Mike Talbot, Mark?

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    1. The guy that plays the sheriff on Eurkea on sci fi

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    2. oooo when i read about mike talbot i see him as a Jason Statham

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    3. For some reason I always pictured Hugh Laurie.

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    4. Carter from Eurkea would be awesome as Mike T.

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  7. This is awesome, can't wait to see it on screen!

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  8. I'm well excited for this. Congratulations you deserve it!

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  9. the question is who will play BT oooo maybe 50 cent

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  10. Michael Clark Duncan would have been the perfect BT. R.I.P.

    Congrats. Mark...super excited to see these great books come to life on the big or small screen. I see the guy that plays Gibbs on NCIS playing Mike.

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  11. BT should be played by the guy that played BT on walking dead.

    Full circle ;)

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  12. This is wonderful! Good for you Mark, Im so happy for you. Ill be first in line!!! well, right after you.

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  13. Can't wait to see it on the screen hope they don't stray from the books at all and that they don't leave out the trip to mickey ds that was too funny I keep rereading it when ever I need a good laugh . I hope they don't pull a true blood and go way off the books . Cris p.s. one of my favorite series

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  14. I know I'm late to the party, but I just read Zombie Fallout earlier this month.....then read two through six plus 3.5 and Lycan Fallout directly after. So......now I'm a junkie.
    I did the same thing when I stumbled across Christpoher Moore about 10 years ago and Terry Pratchett a few years earlier so that puts you in pretty good company.
    Anyway, I just wanted to tell you how refreshing it is to have a protagoniat like Mike Talbot. He's not an action hero but he's not the "everyman accountant" type. Then again, as a 39 year old vet with 5 amazing kids and a wife way more beautiful and funny than my looks would suggest, maybe there are other reasons I find myself rooting for Mike. Anyway, congratulations on your success. I hope they don't take your genuinely interesting story about family and friendship and turn it into The Army Of Darkness part Zombie or something equally horrific.

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  15. I think Nathan Fillion should be Mike Talbot!

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    1. No way! I think David Morrissey from The Walking Dead would play him best. Yes, that's right. The Governor as Mike Talbot.

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  16. Well what is the latest on this? I loved the books and always said they will become a movie, CAN NOT WAIT

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  17. I would love to see mark walburg play mike .

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  18. Any word on the TV/Film productions? IMDB doesn't seem to be listing anything new... To do the story and characters justice, TV would be the best way to go.

    And I agree that Nathan would be an awesome Mike Talbot!

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  19. Sean Runnette should play Mike Talbot! He already has the voice!

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  20. A younger Bruce Willis would have been great as Mike.

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  21. Awesome, can't wait finally a zombie movie or show to finally have some variety and a decent main character, I'm chuffed to bits for you Mike.

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  22. Yay! But when? I love those books.

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  23. Mark, what's up. Love the series and hope there will start production soon. Just gave my sister zombie fallout 1'said same thing I did needs to be a movie or TV series.this far better than the walking dead.(not to say its not good to). But your stories are great .give us (your fans an up date on production). Looking forward to seeing it happen soon

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