Saturday, June 22, 2013

Zombies vs. Gladiators

  Amazon Studios has announced that they will be working with Clive Barker to create an Amazon film known as " Zombies vs. Gladiators."

Animated Gladiator with Zombie Head

Clive Barker

Set in ancient Rome, the Zombies vs. Gladiators story begins when a shaman who is about to die in the Colosseum casts a spell that unleashes the world’s first zombies. It’s up to a gladiator to stop the spread of the zombie horde and save Rome. Watch a  report on it now!

There seems to also be a book written on the same concept. However, the book is entitled Gladiators vs. Zombies.
A synopsis of the work is as follow , courtesy of
"The Gods of the Arena and the Walking Dead clash in this thrilling 'sword & sandal' zombie apocalypse. Lanista Laeca is the master of a gladiator school in Rome that has fallen on hard times. His business of providing skilled fighters for the Coliseum has begun to fail, and he is desperate to find a new spectacle of glory and battle to please the bloodthirsty crowds. He finds his answer in the cannibal corpse creatures brought to him from a distant land by a retired soldier, and soon the gladiators of House Laeca are being pitted against ravenous beasts that once were men. Will sword and shield win victory over tooth and claw?"

 These theme of the first zombie outbreak and Ancient Rome even continues as far as Amazon hosting a page for short movies, story boards, and more!

Types and Names of Gladiators will be the next post!

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