trailer break: ‘Universal Dead’

Take a break from work: watch a trailer…

Nope, it’s not another installment in the Universal Monsters reboot, but a new online series that will debut “around March 15th,” according to screenwriter Kelly Parks, whom I “spoke” to via Facebook last night.

The trailer looks pretty impressive for a low-budget effort, and the cast is impressive, too: Gary Graham, D.B. Sweeney… “We were very lucky to get Doug Jones,” Parks told me. (You remember Jones as Abe Sapien in the Hellboy movies.)

The series will eventually be available in a more traditional format, says Parks:

When the full season (about 10 episodes) are released, it will be edited together and released on DVD by Rogue Arts as a feature.

I’ll be on the lookout for the debut of this one — I’m very interested to see how filmmakers are taking advantage of the Net to do end runs around traditional distribution.

Universal Dead will debut on the Web soon.

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