We’re going to keep this simple by saying @manvszombies is one of the best Twitter account there are. Why it’s not a TV show or a movie by now, is beyond us.
Hollywood continues to mine for new television ideas wherever it can find them, and the Internet seems to be the newest talent pool. Two Twitter feeds and a website have already been tapped for development for television: twitter.com/shhdontellsteve which secretly describes the adventures of the tweeter’s roommate; @sh*tmydadsays which is already airing on CBS and stars William Shatner as the dad in question on “$#!+ My Dad Says”; andawkwardfamilyphotos.com which has been turned into a scripted comedy show. While it’s great that these properties are getting picked up for television, it seems bizarre that they’ve overlooked a twitter feed that actually has a storyline. Unheard of? Yes, but here it is: twitter.com/manvszombies (affectionately referred to as MvZ).
ManVsZombies is perhaps the most unique twitter feed you’ll run across, and should have been picked up as a television by now. Through witty writing, an engaging storyline, and a twisted and often bizarre (but hilarious) sense of humor, MvZ has acquired over 14,000 followers without ANY CELEBRITY RETWEETS or assistance. 14,000 people already have been hooked just by the sheer genius of it.
ManVsZombies’ premise: The tweeter, Gus, is a Miami native who apparently is the lone survivor of a zombie apocalypse. He’s found that twitter still works, though he doesn’t seem to be able to receive any incoming information, so he tweets his thoughts and experiences while traversing zombie infested Miami. These don’t seem to be ordinary zombies, however, and as he searches for survivors and continues to tweet what he sees, we learn that there’s more here than meets the eye. MvZ also takes it a step further and posts images and video supporting what Gus sees.
ManVsZombies is a Twitter feed, but it’s more entertaining than most of what’s on television right now. Moreover, with zombies being a hot topic right now, there’s absolutely no reason why MvZ shouldn’t be the next hot television property. Zombieland, for example, was originally slated to be a television series until the networks got cold feet; fortunately for the creators, it was picked up as a film. The Walking Dead, based on a graphic novel of the same name, is scheduled to premiere on AMC this month. MTV has picked up a series called Death Valley, which has elements of zombies and other supernatural beings. Zombies are the new vampire, and as such Hollywood needs to jump on a fresh and highly entertaining take on the property. Followtwitter.com/manvszombies and let’s get Gus’ plight some real attention.