Monday, August 15, 2011

Meet Lollipop Chainsaw

She's a cheerleader (sounds familiar..), she slays monsters (hey, wait a minute..), she wisecracks as she does it (oh, come on now..) AND her primary weapon is a chainsaw!! AH! OK then. Comparison to a certain vampire dispatching teen, thwarted.

Bursting with sex, blood and rock n roll, Lollipop Chainsaw is the "un-deadly" story of a sweet and killer zombie hunter and her quest to uncover the root of a colossal zombie outbreak. With her wickedly awesome chainsaw in hand, Juliet slices, dices and splits her way through hordes of the undead, but soon realizes the horde is only the opening act to a festival of zombie rock lords determined to kill the chainsaw wielding cheerleader.

James Gunn (Slither/ Dawn of the Dead/ Super) was heavily involved in this project, helping to create the characters and flesh out the language of the game. The end result reveals Gunn's signature comedy-stylings up against a backdrop dripping with dismembered body parts. Gunn remarks "Lollipop Chainsaw is the story of young, beautiful zombie-killer Juliet Starling, her sidekick disembodied-head boyfriend, and the entire Starling family of zombie killers as they team up to stop a colossal zombie outbreak. Leading the zombies are a group of zombie rock and roll lords who do battle with Juliet. The game is complete madness, and I love it. Lollipop Chainsaw will be here in the U.S. on XBox and PS3 within the next year." Gunn also teased "Many of the the folks who you see regularly in my films and other projects also have roles to play in Lollipop Chainsaw." If Michael Rooker and Nathan Fillion are on board, you can expect the geek world at large to be following this project closely!

Lollipop Chainsaw is being developed by Goichi Suda AKA Suda51, Grasshopper and Warner Brothers for a 2012 release.

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