Zombies Vs. Gladiators

Movie poster design for a proposed movie by Amazon Studios Productions: Zombies Vs. Gladiators, an idea so crazy that it just might work.

By now everyone knows Amazon is the one-stop cyber-shop for all your rabid consumerist needs, but did you know that they’ve also launched their own movie studio? Yup, in addition to their Kindle and media streaming business, Amazon Studios is sponsoring contests open to all would-be Hollywood hopefuls to make it in the big time. They’re partnered up with Time-Warner among others so there’s some significant muscle behind the operation, not to mention big bucks as they’re giving away prize money in the six figures every month!

Last month I entered the rewrite contest for a screenplay that is currently a frontrunner for production: Zombies Vs. Gladiators. I dusted off my rusty screenwriting skills and was surprised when my script was picked as a semi-finalist out of hundreds of competitors. Unfortunately my script was not picked as a finalist but I still felt good about making it that far. Now this month Amazon is hosting a movie poster design contest over at Talenthouse for honor and glory and of course a cash prize as well.

I decided to do something inspired by the old school fantasy painters such as Frank Frazetta and figured I might as well do one of these process pages showing how I went from sketch to finished painting:

Zombies Vs. Gladiators movie poster process page

Below is the finished painting complete with Roman-style movie text:

Zombies Vs. Gladiators final poster design