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Is the Remix Genre Exhausted?

Author Alan Goldsher sold another remix book to Thomas Dunne books last week, mashing-up The Sound of Music, vampires, and Nazi zombies.

We caught up with the author of Paul Is Undead: The British Zombie Invasion to ask a single burning question–is it possible to do anything new with the remix genre?

Goldsher replied:  “Absolutely.  My latest, My Favorite Fangs, tries to be very different. The one-sentence, high-concept pitch is The Sound of Music with vampires, and that sounds pretty simplistic — and some might say silly, even — but it’s way more than that.  I’ve taken elements of the movie, and the real von Trapp family history, and undead myths, and jammed them together, then gave it a Monty Python or Family Guy vibe, which has — fingers crossed — created an entity until itself.”

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Horror Director Tobe Hooper Scores Book Deal

texasposter.jpgHorror film legend Tobe Hooper–who directed “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre” and “Poltergeist”–has scored a deal for his first novel. The book sold to Julian Pavia at Crown, and publication is tentatively set for Halloween 2010.

Movable Type Literary Group handled the deal, and GalleyCat caught up with founder Jason Allen Ashlock to find out more. “While Alan Goldsher was collaborating with Robert Englund on a memoir for S&S, he got to know Tobe, and we immediately began considering a book project,” explained Ashlock.

“They’re an energetic team, and the proposal they created got a lot of attention. The most compelling element of the book is Tobe’s use of his own life experiences in the story. He’s a master storyteller who mines his own history for the project … We’ve begun discussions with several producers already, and are getting a lot of calls as word gets around.”