Director Samuel Bayer and his brother Josh Bayer the brains behind All Time Comics have brought together an all-star cast for a live action trailer for their new comic universe from Fantagraphics.
The new live-action trailer features legendary musician Steve Jones of The Sex Pistols fame, LaMonica Garrett from Sons of Anarchy and Designated Survivor, Denise Schaefer, and Maitland Ward from Boy Meets World. Along with these star-studded cast includes Jackie Chan’s stun crew, the JC Action Team, as well as The Avengers Stunt Coordinator Eddie Braun.
LaMonica Garrett stars as Crime Destroyer. ”On SONS OF ANARCHY, I got to chase bad asses on their insane bikes, now I get to play the bad ass, destroying crime in my customized 1972 Firebird,“ says LaMonica Garrett of Crime Destroyer’s car, a souped up muscle car with dual front-mounted 45 caliber machine guns. “I’m a nerd when it comes to comic books and superheroes, it felt like a dream to finally play one… Hopefully it’s just the beginning.”
Denise Schaefer takes on the role of Bullwhip with Steve Jones acting as Bullwhip’s enemy. “One of the things I really like about Bullwhip is she does not have a secret identity,” said Schaefer. She is Bullwhip, all day, every day.”
Maitland Ward plays a starlet being held hostage. “I’ve been dressing up in elaborate cosplay outfits for years,” said Maitland Ward. “As a fan of comics and superheroes, it’s wild to participate in a project like this one, where I’m kidnapped by the one and only Steve Jones and tied to an Evel Knievel style rocket.”
“When Sam called me about creating a live action comic book trailer, I immediately called Andy Cheng and the rest of Jackie Chan’s crew who I worked with on on all three RUSH HOUR films,” said Eddie Braun, who recently completed a three and a half year passion project in recreating his Hero Evel Knievel’s unsuccessful attempt to cross the Snake River Canyon in 1974. Braun’s historic jump will be the subject of a forthcoming film narrated by Charlie Sheen, whom Braun has stunt doubled for thirty years. Working with Andy Cheng and the team, we were able to choreograph and perform fantastic-looking stunts for ALL TIME COMICS with one day of rehearsal, and one day to shoot. They’re top notch.”
“Comic book companies sometimes use trailers to promote upcoming releases, but as far as we know, no one’s ever done a live action short as a trailer before,” said the Emmy Award winning director and photographer Samuel Bayer who has directed iconic videos for Green Day, Maroon 5, Justin Timberlake, Metallica, the Rolling Stones among others. “We assembled a fantastic cast and crew. Steve Jones is an icon in the music business and he’s making comic book history as a guitar-wielding supervillain. My stunt coordinator Eddie Braun just completed Evel Knievel’s insane Snake River Canyon jump by strapping himself in a steam powered rocket. Robert Duffy, who edited the Grammy award winning music video for Johnny Cash’s “Hurt” and cut our film is one of the best in the business. Together, we’re creating something unlike anything comic book fans have seen before. We made the movie before the comic came out.”
Now that was a comic book release trailer!
All Time Comics is a shared superhero universe featuring four heroes: Atlas, Blind Justice, Bullwhip, and Crime Destroyer. Josh and Sam Bayer aren’t alone in the creative duties for the universe. They are joined by Ben Marra and Noah Van Sciver as well as artists Al Milgrom and Herb Trimpe.
“My brother and I have collaborated since we were kids — but never on anything as epic in scale as ALL TIME COMICS,” says ALL TIME COMICS co-creator Josh Bayer. “When Sam reached out to me with the superheroes already mostly formed, they immediately reminded me of the comics heroes that inspired us as kids. Working with my brother on a project so close to our hearts has been magical, and I can’t wait for the world to discover these heroes and villains.”