If you happen to be in Turin, Italy, this weekend, you can join in the Mutant Chroni-Con, a convention dedicated to all things Mutant Chronicles. They’ll be playing Mutant Chronicles, Doomtrooper, Warzone, and Dark Eden plus (I think) screening the Mutant Chronicles film. I sadly can’t be there, but my pal, the great illustrator Alex Horley will be around on Saturday. See the Mutant Chronicles Italian Club for more details.
It’s been over a week since I got back from LA, so it’s about time I wrote about this, if only to make sure I never forget it.
[Name dropping of all sorts ahead. You've been warned.]
Ed Healy and Rone Barton of the Atomic Array podcast interviewed both director Simon Hunter and myself this week for a special edition Mutant Chronicles edition of their regular show. I had the pleasure of meeting Simon and his son at the premiere on Tuesday night (about which I’ll write more soon), and it’s a thrill to hear him hold forth on the film for the podcast.
By the way, if you want to see the Mutant Chronicles film in a theater, you’ll have to move fast. I understand it’s showing only for a single dayopening for its wider run—tomorrow, April 24—in a limited number of cities.
By happy coincidence, the Blu-Ray/DVD release is scheduled for my birthday, August 4. I already have my pre-order in.
It must be Mutant Chronicles Week.
Today, I’m doing an interview about the Mutant Chronicles film (or at least my novelization of it) with Ed Healy for the Atomic Array podcast. Tomorrow, I’m heading out to LA for the US premiere. (I’ve never been to any kind of film opening before, so this should be fun in many different ways.) Then, Thursday, the movie opens a limited engagement in select theaters around the nation.
To whet your appetite, here’s a five-minute preview of the film, featuring director Simon Hunter and stars Tom Jane, Ron Perlman, and Devon Aoki.
EDIT: The layout of my site cuts off the right half of that. Fortunately, you can see it in full, with other videos about the film, elsewhere.
I was browsing for some new Rock Band and Guitar Hero tracks, when I stumbled on this: The Mutant Chronicles film is now available for rental, in both standard and HD formats, on XBox Live. While it won’t be in theaters in the US until later this month, you can see it already in your home. Very cool!
The IAMTW just announced the nominees for its 2009 Scribe Awards, which are for the best tie-novels of the year. The awards committees were kind enough to nominate my Mutant Chronicles novelization for two awards: Best Speculative Fiction Adapted and Special Gaming Scribe — Best Adapted.
See below for the full list nominees, many of which were written by good friends of mine (including fellow Alliterate member Steve Sullivan), and all of which are by excellent and talented writers. Congratulations to them all, and good luck to them in the final round—even those who are up against me! I feel blessed to be in such fantastic company, and this should make Comic-Con and Gen Con that much more fun.
James Holloway recently posted a list of the books he’s read over the past few months. In it, he gives a three-sentence comment about my Mutant Chronicles novelization that’s my favorite summation to date. (Scroll down to “January” to read it.)
I’m looking forward to the Ultra VOD release on March 27th and the theatrical release on April 24th. It’ll be great to see the film again, and with director Simon Hunter‘s new cut.