I was browsing around imdb yesterday, and I decided to pop over to Dom's profile and see if he had any new projects coming down the pike that I hadn't gotten wind of yet. He hadn't; it was still just I Sell the Dead, but at least that was something to look forward to, and I was encouraged by the 2007 date on it. But a peek at one of the message boards unearthed two unsettling facts.
1) The movie probably won't be coming out until mid-2008. (And that's probably in England; who knows when it will get here?) 2) There was an implication that this was a horror movie.
"A horror movie?" I said aloud, puzzled. Nathan reprimanded me for my naivete. "It's called I Sell the Dead!" he said. "What did you think it was going to be about?!" I informed him that it was about a grave robber reflecting on his life of crime, and I saw no reason why horror had to come into it at all. "He's a grave robber," Nathan pressed on. "Shouldn't that tell you something?" No, I decided, it should not. "It's about people who are already dead!" I argued. "And not moving around!"
And then, in desperation to prove that someone on the message boards just didn't know what he was talking about, I browsed through the keywords. The word "supernatural" gave me pause. "Uh-oh," I said. "This could be problematic." Then I clicked for the extended list, and a moment later I let loose a wail of dismay. "What?" asked Nathan. But I couldn't answer, so struck with a sudden fit of hysterical, tear-inducing laughter I was rendered mute until I finally managed to gasp out "zombie violence".
Oh, Dom. Following in Billy's footsteps, are we? Chucky? Zombies? Really, you're not being too kind to us squeamish fans. Nonetheless, a screenful of zombies may be an appropriate price to pay for an hour and a half or so of Dom...