Spaced (1999 - 2001)
Hot Fuzz (2007).
Shaun, the cricket bat wielding sales clerk portrayed by Simon Pegg in the thoroughly brilliant zomromcom “Shaun of the Dead”, now rendered in an 18 x 19 pixel resolution.
Microsoft has enlisted Hot Fuzz and Shaun of the Dead director Edgar Wright and Marvel and Lucasfilm illustrator Tommy Lee Edwards to create an interactive animated story called The Random Adventures of Brandon Generator.
The HTML5-powered experience was written by Wright and illustrated by Edwards. It’s soundtracked by David Holmes‘ latest musical project, Unloved, and is narrated by The Mighty Boosh‘s Julian Barratt. In an interview with Wired.co.uk, Wright described the experience as “somewhere between a motion comic, an animated short and a little internet head trip.”
The story will be split into four episodes, released every few weeks until the end of June 2012. Wright explains: “Our hero Brandon is having severe writer’s block, and one dark night of too much coffee has a blackout and wakes to discover prose, sketches and ideas on his Dictaphone that he did not remember leaving. And you get to provide one or all of those elements.”
Hard at work… (via @edgarwright)