image Ze Frank is back on the computer screens!

At least he is for this particular pilot that may or may not become a series. I found this over at io9 today, and it’s one of those digital shorts that we have come accustomed to seeing from that creative burst inspired by the WGA strike last year.

Just click play, and you’ll be hooked.

The Remnants from John August on Vimeo.

Now that you’ve seen it, you’re no doubt full of questions.  Here’s what I know at the moment:

  • It was written by John August (imdb/wiki). He’s written other things you may know, including Corpse Bride, Charlies Angels, Titan A.E., and Go.
  • Aside from Ze, the cast includes: Justine Bateman, Michael Cassidy, Ben Falcone, Ernie Hudson, and Amanda Walsh.
  • The “Them” are zombies, if you “broaden your definition of zombie,” according to John.
  • It was shot with two HVX200’s.
  • Even though this is just now getting noticed, it was put up about three months ago.
  • The project is currently in development with 60Frames in association with NBC/U, so it could in theory become a series at some point. Either way, we had a good time making it.
  • John “retained rights to do other things with The Remnants, so [he] certainly may come back to it at some point in some other form.”

Someone (and I know folks who carry big pursestrings read my blog) needs to do a brand sponsorship on this thing. It’s worth it, because it’ll be big.