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Monday, June 25, 2012

Lollypop Chainsaw...and Indy Games


KCRW's The Business: James Gunn; 'Indie Game' and the Banter

"Lollypop Chainsaw", where killing Zombies results in hearts, flowers, rainbows and blood.

The Business
Cult filmmaker James Gunn writes and directs a video game and finds that it's more fun than making movies. Plus, Plus, Lisanne Pajot and James Swirsky, the filmmakers behind the new documentary Indie Game. 

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James Gunn; 'Indie Game' Main Topics

Lisanne Pajot and James Swirsky, the filmmakers behind the new ultra low budget documentary Indie Game, a look at independant game developers.

AND Filmmaker James Gunn Makes a Videogame

Cult filmmaker James Gunn, who made Tromeo and Juliet and Super and wrote the screenplays for Dawn of the Dead and the two Scooby Doo movies, has written and directed a video game. It's called Lollipop Chainsaw and it's his first foray into that business. Gunn  talks about how freeing it is to write a 1000-page video game and how being part of an 'artform' that's still developing was exciting to him.



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Banter

The Hollywood News Banter

Kim Masters and John Horn, entertainment reporter for the Los Angeles Times, banter about some of this week's top Hollywood news stories:

- Disney will not accept advertising on its cable channels from brands selling unhealthy foods

- Ari Emanuel, the head of the talent agency WME, speaks out on Internet piracy

- Hollywood takes notice of the video game conference E3

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