Chopper Web TV Series on YouTube

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The producer who optioned the movie rights to Chopper released a live-action web TV series on YouTube back in October 2011 to introduce people to the Chopper mythology and build awareness for a movie in development. It stars Tyler Mane (Halloween, X-Men) and Andrew Bryniarski (Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Batman Returns).

Rockstar energy drink is a corporate sponsor. The web series features all-new prequel story material not in the comic book that explores the origins of the Reaper and shines a light on the unknown pasts of several key characters.

When the movie option expired in 2013, all intellectual property rights reverted back to the original creator Martin Shapiro. Even though the web series accumulated over 1.2 million views on YouTube, Shapiro and the producer had significant creative differences over the direction of the Chopper franchise. For legal reasons, Shapiro decided to remove all of the episodes from the Chopper YouTube channel.

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Perhaps, in the future, we will shoot a new, higher-budgeted Chopper web TV series and re-edit some of the old footage to create a more cohesive storyline for the prequel that will be 100% written by the original comic book author. We've already assembled a new trailer that incoporates most of the best scenes from the old episodes to give you a taste of the Chopper world. Check out the video below:

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