"Plan 9" returns to Bluewater

Thu, December 18th, 2008 at 1:30pm PST

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Official Press Release

Bluewater Productions along with Legend Films is developing the sequel to the cult film “Plan 9 From Outer Space.” This oversized issue titled “Plan 9 From Outer Space … Strikes Again” is scheduled for a March 2009 release. The team will be writers Chad Helder & Darren G. Davis and drawn by Giovanni P. Timpano, both are alumni of the Vincent Price Presents series. Colors by Alex Sollazzo as well as a cover by Nate Watson (Scream Queen for BOOM! Studios).

The film Plan 9 from Outer Space is a 1959 science fiction/horror film written, produced, and directed by Edward D. Wood, Jr.. Because of its script, acting, special effects, and multiple production errors visible in the final version of the film, Plan 9 from Outer Space is often regarded as a leading candidate for the title of "worst movie ever made." It has also earned Wood a posthumous Golden Turkey Award as the worst director ever.

Bluewater describes the oversized one-shot, fifty years after the alien invasion unleashed the unspeakable horror of Plan 9, a corrupt team of government scientists reactivates the zombie horde in order to lure the aliens back to Earth! Their sinister plan: steal the most hideous weapon known to intergalactic intelligence. Only conspiracy theorist, Eugene, and his mother, a former professional wrestler, can expose the shadowy agenda of the government as they fight off the growing zombie horde. This time, a new alien force invades Earth: the revolutionary followers of the martyred Eros. Eugene and his mother join forces with the last remaining heroes of a corrupt government. Together, they must thwart Plan 9 once again, with all life in the universe hanging in the balance.

“Entering into the mind-space of Ed Wood was a huge thrill," said co-writer Chad Helder. “I watched Plan 9 numerous times in order to seed my subconscious mind with Wood's extraordinary imagination that is 100% campy exuberance. After collaborating with Darren Davis on some character ideas, I went full-blast into a campy world of aliens, zombies, professional wrestlers, and mad scientists. I am really happy with the result.

“We wanted to pay homage to the film and since there were so many errors in the film – we had to add some into the comic.” Said co-writer Darren G. Davis “Some of the mistakes will be obvious but you are going to have to get your magnified glass to catch everything. This is something that has not be done in comics on purpose.”

"Everyone knows about Plan 9 and why it is called the 'worst movie ever made' said artist Giovanni P. Timpano “Plan 9 From Outer Space features aliens, zombies, vampires, ghouls, super bombs and a lot more!

To order this bonus sized one-shot through Diamond use the order code: JAN094053 PLAN 9. Cover price for this bonus-sized issue is still $3.99.

For more information on Bluewater Productions, visit them online at their all-new, recently redesigned Web site (http://www.bluewatercomics.com), or check them out in your local comic book shop!

About Bluewater Productions:

Bluewater Productions, Inc., is one of the top independent production studios of comic books, young adult books and graphic novels. Its extensive catalog of titles includes the bestsellers 10th MUSE, VSS and THE LEGEND OF ISIS. Bluewater publishes comic books with legendary filmmaker Ray Harryhausen and soon will launch a series in conjunction with sci-fi icon William Shatner. Bluewater aims to unite cutting-edge art and engaging stories produced by its stable of the publishing industry's top artists and writers.

About Legend Films:

Founded in 2001, Legend Films is a studio specializing in restoring and colorizing classic films for DVD, HGTV and theatrical release, as well as performing color-effects work for major studios and filmmakers.

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