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The Burrowers: Webisodes & A Movie

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Today, The Hollywood Reporter talks about JT Petty’s method of marketing The Burrowers, which he’s writing and directing.  Says the trade pub, "the seven three- to five-minute episodes are based on the film and tell
the story of a family trying to survive in the wilderness who
unknowingly release an evil force when they ingest infected deer meat.

"The series — in addition to a live blog hosted by
Petty that features his production and behind-the-scenes insights —
will debut in December on FearNet.com and FearNet’s VOD channel.

"The webisodes follow the multiplatform horror
destination’s previously launched online series such as 30 Days of
Night: Blood Trails
, based on the graphic novel 30 Days of Night,
and Devil’s Trade, which Spider-Man director Sam Raimi launched in
June through a joint venture with Ghost House Pictures.

The deal with the film? It "chronicles the tale of a rescue party that becomes the prey of a band
of underground creatures. Slated for release in 2008 by Lionsgate, it
stars Clancy Brown, William Mapother and Sean Patrick Thomas."  Petty seems cool: you gotta love the humorous photo I procured from his Web site.

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