Lollipop Chainsaw was announced last week to not-much fanfare. Suda 51's followup to Shadows of the Damned is shaping up to be typically weird and wonderful, with a teenage cheerleader sawing up all manner of undead monstrosities who bleed blasts of pink light when struck by her trademark chainsaw. We know little to nothing on the title, except that the director or cult-classics Slither and Super, James Gunn, penned the script.
"I was involved with crafting the story, and helping to create the characters, and writing the dialogue," Gunn told his fans in a post on his official site. I'm a big fan of Gunn; he's wonderfully inappropriate but at the same time smart and witty, a skill-set that would work well within Suda 51's wacky framework. Gunn also revealed he's also assisting in dialogue sessions and fine-tuning the English translation.
Gunn also shed further light on the game. It appears Juliet Starling's turn as a zombie-hunter isn't so abrupt; she comes from a family of undead slayers, which isn't a bad upbringing to call upon when a zombie outbreak threatens the world. Suda's obsession with cranial sidekicks continues, following up Shadows of the Damned's skull-on-a-stick Johnson with the decapitated head of Starling's dead boyfriend, who'll probably instruct the player on what to do and spit out wildly inappropriate one-liners. Terrific. Gunn also revealed the zombie outbreak is being orchestrated by a bunch of undead rock and roll lords. It just gets better and better!
And what of Gunn's loyal following of actors who often brave the the murky waters of low-budget film-making to work with their friend? Gunn confirms his regulars will feature, but whether it be Nathan Fillion, Alan Tudyk or whoever else, will have to wait for another day, I'm afraid. [James Gunn]