Friday, October 14, 2011

In This Thrilling Episode...

If you have an interest in hero pulps or movie serials, you'll want to check out Curse of the Phantom Shadow on Kickstarter.  It's a film project by Mark Ross that's an homage to exactly those sorts of media.  Here's an excerpt from the synopsis:

The year is 1948 and the United States has a new enemy, The Phantom Shadow. This dark figure has diabolical plans for captured scientist Dr. Hammond and his War Department weapons of mass destruction. When the Phantom Shadow launches a missile attack on key locations in the United States, the government takes action.

There is only one man to call: elite government operative, Agent 236!  Agent 236 is dispatched to rescue Hammond and stop the Phantom Shadow's nerfarious plans.

Check out an excerpt on the project page here.  It's fun and looks like a labor of love for all involved.


The Angry Lurker said...

I loved Pulp and gamed it for a while nothing but excellent What If?

Sub Radar (Mike) said...

Sounds like a great idea, i love the 40s/50s theme of it too.

Mark Ross, Phantom Shadow said...

Hi guys,

I am the director, Mark Ross. I'd be happy to answer any questions. We are definitely doing the 1940s/1950s thing. In fact, I spent the last 3 years purchasing a bunch of items off ebay:

A World War II life raft
A 1950s parachute
A World War II compass

We also have a pinup girl heroine. She has the figure of Bettie Paige, and wears a very cute gas station attendant outfit. (We are raising funds to shoot her scenes.) We are also putting a vintage 1940s tow truck on a green screen stage.


Needles said...

Nice mark! Very cool!