774 special effects shots. Almost no budget. All volunteer. Open source software. Welcome to the crazy awesome world of Project London – a feature length SciFi extravaganza. We’ve covered Project London before and I think it’s going to be one hell of a film. The production work that’s gone in to it, strictly on a voluntary basis using open source software no less, is amazing. We’ve also had dealings with one of the actors featured in the movie as well, and I’m excited to see Jen in a special effects laden, scifi epic!
The fine folks at Spiral Productions have just given us two new products that help fill out the Project London universe.
* Project Manhattan by Caleb B. Wheeler, a prequel novella to the Project London movie.
* Project London graphic novel by Branson Anderson, based on the Project London screenplay that realigns the story into a completely new experience.
Project Manhattan is a prequel to the movie, part of which you can read right now, online. The Project London graphic novel, based on the screenplay for the movie looks fantastic! You can preview just about half of it online as well.
Still a bit shaky on just what Project London is? Take a gander at the trailer.
Now that you’ve seen the trailer, here are the official press releases detailing Project Manhattan and the Project London graphic novel.
Spiral Productions LLC, producers of Project London – the virtually no-budget, live action, science fiction film featuring 774 vivid, intense visual effects with animations created using open-source 3D software – announced today the availability of two novels from the movie’s website, www.projectlondonmovie.com. The prequel novella, Project Manhattan, is the first installment of the story that culminates in Project London. A graphic novel of Project London, based on the movie’s screenplay, presents a much darker exploration of the epic story and realigns it into a completely new, visual experience for the printed page.
The two new books debuted at the 2011 Emerald City Comicon in March, where the supplies of each book sold out at full price, with minimal promotion, to both existing and new fans of Project London from around the world. Showing its support for the movie’s growing fan base, Spiral Productions has made digital previews of the two books available for free on the Project London website, including the first 15 pages of Project Manhattan and 61 pages (nearly half) of the graphic novel.
Both Project Manhattan and the Project London graphic novel are now available for media reviews and will also be available at Norwescon 34, the Pacific Northwest’s premier science fiction and fantasy exhibition hosted in SeaTac, Wash. April 22-24. The next steps for the books include feature trailers soon available on YouTube, the release of digital (both) and audio (Project Manhattan) versions, and global distribution via Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble.
About Project Manhattan
Authored by writer Caleb B. Wheeler, the Project Manhattan prequel novella is the first installment of the story that culminates in the Project London film. A 15-page preview is currently available for everyone on the Project London website.
The book’s story is set World War II, when an orphaned alien race comes to Earth offering advanced, power-shifting technologies to the side they believe will win the war… in exchange for a place to live. The ominous, catastrophic devastation it creates during the war leads to the development of even more powerful, mind-boggling weapons. Many began questioning the motives of these visitors, including some of the aliens themselves. But the real question is where did they come from? And what happened to their home world?
“Project Manhattan is full of imagination and fascinating details,” said Project London Writer/Director Ian Hubert. “Wheeler has created a believable alternate look at one of humanity’s darkest moments, with a vivid piece of work that stands on its own as a fantastic piece of fiction.”
About the Project London Graphic Novel
Artist Branson Anderson created the Project London graphic novel based on Hubert’s screenplay for Project London. Branson was given freedom and license by Hubert and Executive Producers Phil and Nathan McCoy to realign the Project London story into a completely new experience for the printed page. Starting today, a 61-page preview is now available on the Project London website.
“I love that the Project London graphic novel is not a scene-for-scene replay of the movie,” Project London Executive Producer Nathan McCoy said. “As a graphic novel fan, I don’t find much use for books that are frame-by-frame visualizations of a movie. Branson’s novel will be familiar and yet different and very fun.”
About Project London
Project London is a feature length, almost no budget, independently produced and distributed, science-fiction, action-adventure, and effects movie shot entirely in high definition digital video. For more information visit: www.projectlondonmovie.com.
About Spiral Productions LLC
Spiral Productions is a Limited Liability Corporation based in the Pacific Northwest of the United States of America, that produces a wide range of media for corporate and consumer audiences. For more information visit: www.spiralproductions.com.
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