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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.

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20 comments:

  1. amazing...CONGRATS & I can't wait to WATCH my favorite Zombie series! So excited to see who will be playing the characters in the books!!

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  2. Soooo excited I think I just pee'd myself!!

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  3. I need more Fallout and Book of Riley

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  4. Congrats I was Just Talking to my Cousin The Actor that this would be A AWESOME Film Or Show. Tim DeZarn is My Cousin. and can't waite till Book 7 Of Zombie Fallout. Thank You from One Zombie Lover To another.

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  5. Can't wait to see the movie, but would like an update of what's going on with the Talbot family. We were left hanging at the end of book 6. When is book 7 being released? I hear rumors about the series not going on because of the movie deal. Please tell me this is not true. I need my fix.

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  6. Hey Mark when is Tim coming out I cannot wait:-)

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  7. Loving the spirit clearing by the way, Tim2 come on!!!!!!!!

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  8. Please more Riley Books.

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  9. This series was the that I actually couldn't envision playing out in movie format. Only because it was just so awesome as I enjoyed it being played out in my head as I read it!!
    I have yet to read the Indian Hill books, but they are next!

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  10. I love Zombie lore in general and, like Talbot, secretly wish there would be a zombie apocalypse. I am not even near as prepared as him though so I better get started. Remember, it's not being paranoid, its being prepared. I love George Romero, The Walking Dead, and a plethora of other literature out there, but I want to say my world was tilted a little more off access when I got into the first Zombie Fallout. See, I read a book at least once a week, sometimes every three days. I have read most things you can name, at least in fantasy, sci-fi, and zombie. And then I decided to get the first Zombie Fallout since audibles recommended it to me and I was planning on listing to it while at work. Best books, not just zombie, but best books period I have ever read. And I am a die hard Fire and Ice fan so that is a lot to be said. No one out there tells a better story and gets more in depth with the individual character than Tufo without boring the reader with the endless descriptions of the surroundings, etc. Nobody. I am a mans man and follow the same man code as Talbot, but I will admit I have cried multiple occasions through the series. I feel like I know each person and I suffer when they suffer. Can't even explain how excited how excited I am for the movie and especially the next book in the series. (hint hint) Tufo. I don't care if you run out of stuff to write, you could just write a whole book about one supply run where BT and Talbot banter for ten hours of audio and I would love it. Got to admit, Mike Talbot is the epitome of the man I want to be and BT is my best friend too. A lot of intellectuals mock the genre and the fans, but I think they would be surprised to see how many good character traits and life lessons you can learn here. I want to say thank you Mr. Mark Tufo, you sir are a scholar and a poet. I think I will go buy a bully and name him Henry now. Thank you Sir

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  11. I love the Zombie Fallout Series. Just wondering if you will be adding more books to the series or if we shall be hanging on not knowing what going to go on BT and others? Thanks for the great series. From a Fan!

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  12. Sean Runnette should play Mike Talbot. I've gotten so used to his voice, that anyone else playing Mike just won't do!

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  13. I came across your fallout series by mistake. I have to tell you it made me run the entire range of emotions. I cried when Paul dies, I laughted at Mike and BT just talking to each other. My only question is WHEN IS NUMBER 8 !!!!!!

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  14. We need ZF8 i came across this series a month ago and i read all 7 in a month i cant get enough of it

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  15. Yes we need ZF8, and what is the latest news on the film/tv deal?

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  16. i have a question: what is zombie fallout 0? is ther a publish date for zombie fallout 10? i just reread all 9 bookis in the fallout series and am looking forward to zf10, thank you diane williams

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    1. Hi Diane, hoping to have ) and 10 out by late fall. Thank you for your support!

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  17. please please please could zf10 be published in paperback format soon, i know it will be out in jan 2017 for the kindle, i really miss the talbot clan and friends. thank you diane williams

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    1. Hi Diane, it should be available on the same day! Hope you enjoy it.

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