Wednesday, December 10, 2008

The future of DIE!

In case you missed it 'DIE' is the movie title. Cashing in on a little of the SAW action.

With the screenplay firmly established and financing set to be secured in the states, I've turned my attention back to the blog.

The DIE spin-off graphic novel (this is not the movie)

This is where we get back to being creative as a group. This animatic novel will be created in the same way that we originally started writing the screenplay, but then abandoned because the dice told us too (damn dice!). Examples of what I mean can be seen in earlier posts and here's the prelogue, created by myself.

So the idea is that our villian Andrew Mundi is a copy-cat killer of Z from the film. He's off'd a bunch of his class-mates in the states and is now on death row... My idea is he manages to rip a few heads-off and escape in order to kill the people that put him inside. A little six-sided revenge!

So what happens next? That's what I want to know... please post your suggestions here. As usual everyone gets a credit and the final animatic will be played in cinemas at the end of the movie.


Our community here at The Dice Man blog is growing by the day so here's a little action plan for those who are interested in the dice world.


Dice world is more than just a concept, book or a movie, it's a community. George Cockcroft's dice adventure began life as a subject for one of his university lectures before becoming a cult classic novel. The concept behind the book captured imaginations and a large fan base... what sets The Dice Man apart from other cult classics is interactivity. Communities of rollers still exist today. The book was re-released in 1992 and found it's place on the top sellers-list, sixteen years has passed and it's time to bring the concept to the next generation.


The Dice Man blog - in the spirit of the 'dice concept' challenges the readers to get involved and experiment with 'dice culture'. It's a portal to the world we are creating with the movie DIE and beyond. Each week readers are invited to interact with the community, the film and the challenges of dice culture. Interactive game, graphic novel web series, competitions, web-cams, dice mania and community projects will all be incorporated into the blog as the community and world we create grows.

Interactive game

Flash animated 3D dice, much like the magic eight ball or sex dice. If you can't make a decision then let the dice make it for you. The game will also be packaged as a widget for Facebook and other social networking sites.

Graphic novel web series

A spin-off series of dice related stories brought to life using the latest animated effects made popular by movies such as Persepolis and the I Am Legend series. Readers are encouraged to participate in developing the story for the web series that will play on video social networking sites such as YouTube and as a DVD extra for the movie.


Win a day on set. Win props from the movie. Win signed movie stills... just a few of the prizes on offer.

Web cams

Live 24/7 feeds from the set of the movie. Bloggers can watch the action or lack of and then comment from the blog. See how a movie is really made!

Dice mania

Photos, videos, music and art from the community of dicers. Readers upload their dice related content to inspire others to do something dicey.

Community projects

'The dice challenge' - small communities of dicers around the world will get together once a month for a 'roll and tell'. This could include rolling dice to decide on helping out with community projects and raise funding 'roll and raise'. Investors can roll to find the level of investment and the community will roll to pick a project.

Keep rollin!


  1. Really cool concept you have here. I like the short clip you have in the youtube video. Would be well worth watching.

  2. 1. We introduce a new character - detective inspector who's going to track down our killer once he escapes.

    2. We set up the six characters that our killer is going to hunt down - the six faces.

    3. We continue straight on with our killer escaping.

    4,5,6 You decide!!

  3. I really liked the video that you posted, thanks!