Those crafty folks at Little Green Pig just finished the video preview for their May 2011 Black superhero saga, Jade City Chronicles Volume 1: The Super Spectacular Bad Ass Herald MF. Jones, the first installment in playwright Howard Craft’s planned trilogy of comic book badassness, and one of the most eagerly anticipated events in the Triangle’s Spring theater season.
It’s a great video, but don’t look for it online.
You won’t find it on Vimeo or You Tube — you won’t even find it here (though I begged and pleaded). Right now it’s being shown exclusively before performances of shows in Little Green Pig’s The Theme Is Blackness festival, playing through next week at Manbites Dog.
I got a glimpse of the preview on Wednesday (just before the opening night performance of Night Beast), and it’s jaw-droppingly awesome — film makers Jim Haverkamp and Alex Maness really bring the comic book mojo.
Although I couldn’t score a copy of the video itself, I did manage to
steal acquire a few tantalizing images from the preview that give a first look at a couple of the costumes and characters — just enough to whet my appetite for more.
Take a look:
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More images soon! (Unless I get a cease and desist take-down order from LGP’s lawyers.)