When it comes to steampunk and zombies, one author reigns supreme. Cherie Priest’s Clockwork Century book series has had zombiephiles and steampunk fans champing at the bit for more since the first book, “Boneshaker,” was released in 2009.
Three books, one novella, one short story, and a movie deal for “Boneshaker” later and the Seattle-based author has announced that the fourth book, “The Inexplicables,” will be ready for readers this November.
“The Inexplicables” tells the story of Rector “Wreck ’em” Sherman, Zeke Wilkes, and their posse of adolescent miscreants in the walled-off city of what used to be Seattle during the Civil War. The boys must navigate the dangers of the city––poisonous gases, roaming hordes of the undead, and the seedy underbelly of crime that keeps Seattle alive––in order to stop the newest monsters in town, known only as “Inexplicables.”
Lionsgate is counting down the next twelve weeks until the movie’s home release, starting with the official DVD trailer release on Entertainment Weekly. The DVD/Bluray will be avalable for pre-order starting on Friday.
They’re hoping a midnight release will create the same frenzy that the movie’s theatrical release did.
“The motion picture event of the year is poised to become the home entertainment event of the year,” Lionsgate’s VP of Home Entertainment Ron Schwartz told EW. “With a midnight launch and midnight retail events scheduled at stores around the country, we expect to replicate the same level of consumer excitement generated by the film’s theatrical debut.”
According to EW, the two-disc set will include three hours of bonus materials, including “The World is Watching: Making of The Hunger Games,” an eight-part documentary about making the movie, plus interviews with the cast and crew, and a feature on changes that were made from the book. The Capitol propaganda film that was shown during the Reaping scene in the movie is also included in the bonus features.
Airing July 22nd on FOX, the 2012 Teen Choice Awards invite fans between the ages of 13-19 to vote online for their favorites in a variety of categories. This year, The Hunger Games and its cast is up for six Teen Choice Awards in the following categories:
Choice Movie: Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Choice Movie Actor: Sci-Fi/Fantasy (Josh Hutcherson)
Choice Movie Actress: Sci-Fi/Fantasy (Jennifer Lawrence)
Choice Single by a Female Artist: “Eyes Open” by Taylor Swift
Choice Male Hottie: Liam Hemsowrth
The Hunger Games is facing some fierce competition in its categories, including box office powerhouse The Avengers and past favorite The Twilight Saga. Teens can vote now once per day up to the awards show in July Choice Book: The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins
For the first time ever, The Hunger Games has reached #1 on USA Today’s best seller list.
Previously, the best-selling novel by Suzanne Collins had only reached the number two spot. The boost to number one is the likely combination of holiday gift-giving, and building anticipation for the March 23rd theatrical release of The Hunger Games movie.