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Fincher Options The Automatic Detective

Sunday, Jul 20, 2008 at 2:41pm

David Fincher of Fight Club and Se7en fame has optioned The Automatic Detective by fantasy author A. Lee Martinez along with Blur Animation Studios. No word yet what role Fincher will take in the production. Martinez, who won an Alex Award for his debut Gil's All Fright Diner, also has his novels In the Company of Ogres and the aforementioned Gil's on option for film treatments.

On behalf of I was happy to interview A. Lee Martinez back in October. You can also read a review of The Automatic Detective here.

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Gil's All Fright Diner

- by A Lee Martinez

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Bloodier than Fried Green Tomatoes!
Funnier than The Texas Chainsaw Massacre!

Welcome to Gil's All Night Diner, where zombie attacks are a regular occurrence and you never know what might be lurking in the freezer. . . .

Duke and Earl are just passing through Rockwood county in their pick-up truck when they stop at the diner for a quick bite to eat. They aren't planning to stick around--until Loretta, the eatery's owner, offers them one hundred dollars to take care of her zombie problem. Given that Duke is a werewolf and Earl's a vampire, this looks right up their alley.

But the shambling dead are just the tip of a particularly spiky iceberg. Seems someone's out to drive Loretta from the diner, and more than willing to raise a little hell on earth if that's what it takes. Before Duke and Earl get to the bottom of the diner's troubles, they'll run into such otherworldly complications as undead cattle, an amorous ghost, a jailbait sorceress, and the terrifying occult power of pig Latin.

And maybe--just maybe--the End of the World, too.

Gory, sexy, and flat-out hilarious, Gil's All Fright Diner will tickle your funny bone--before ripping it out of its socket!