February 16, 2009

Tony Burgess talks Pontypool

OpenBookToronto has posted to Youtube an interview with Tony Burgess, the author of Pontypool Changes Everything (1998). Burgess also wrote the screenplay for Pontypool, the 2008 film directed by Bruce McDonald which debuted at the 2008 Toronto Film Festival and is set for a limited release in Canada (March 6, Toronto; March 13, Montreal and Vancouver; March 20, Calgary and Edmonton; March 27, Ottawa). It will also open in other international venues in March. Americans will have to wait until April.



Burgess's original novel,
Pontypool Changes Everything, is being reprinted and is shipping to bookstores on March 1, 2009.

In Pontypool, "Shock jock" Grant Mazzy (Stephen McHattie) is working a dead-end radio job in Pontypool, Ontario when reports of people having bizarre fits, speaking in strange patterns, and turning horrendously violent start to come in. Grant and the small staff at the station become trapped while a deadly "virus" spreads through the English language and turns people into violent zombies.

More
Pontypool media (including the trailer) after the jump.

TRAILER: Pontypool Changes Everything




Director Bruce McDonald answers a question at TIFF



LINK: Bruce McDonald talks Pontypool


Bruce McDonald interview on The Hour with George Stroumboulopoulos (for The Tracey Fragments





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