LUCAZOMBIE: Creating Bio Zombie

The artwork down below is a bluray cover created at the request of french distributor 'Spectrum Films'. This company specialises in eastern cult classics like 'Biozombie', the movie which the cover was made for.

'Biozombie' (1998) is a Hong Kongese zombie comedy directed by Warren Yip, where a group of young shoppers and employees must band together when a zombie outbreak overruns their shopping center situated in Hong Kong in the middle of the day.

Since the movie is influenced by pop culture, Ilan aknowledged the fact that the movie is influenced by pop culture, using a unique version of a pop-art-inspired design. You are able distinguish it by the white outline of each character, also by their shading and lighting together with prominent facial expressions.

The cover making the content seem to be a video game rather than a movie is not without a purpose, given the fact that there are several game references in 'Biozombie'. You can see how detail-oriented Ilan worked on bringing that out using game style icons, through which you can figure out parts of the story.

Personally, I think what stands out the most in the cover are the bright, cool-toned neon colours Ilan used to colorise the characters with, which make the orange title situated in the foreground pop. Another element which proves his attention to detail are the bubbles placed on and around the title, making it look as if it's fizzing. It appears to be a subtle hint to the soda in the movie, laced with chemicals that turns people into zombies.

All in all, cleverly selected aspects from the movie were perfectly put onto the bluray cover, resulting in this unique design, making the viewer eager to watch 'Biozombie'.

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