Director attached to Gischler’s GO-GO GIRLS OF THE APOCALYPSE.

Good news for fans of Victor Gischler: Director Sean Byrne is on board for the planned film of of the very cool GO-GO GIRLS OF THE APOCALYPSE.

Mortimer Tate was a recently divorced insurance salesman when he holed up in a cave on top of a mountain in Tennessee and rode out the end of the world. Go-Go Girls of the Apocalypse begins nine years later, when he emerges into a bizarre landscape filled with hollow reminders of an America that no longer exists. The highways are lined with abandoned automobiles; electricity is generated by indentured servants pedaling stationary bicycles. What little civilization remains revolves around Joey Armageddon’s Sassy A-Go-Go strip clubs, where the beer is cold, the lap dancers are hot, and the bouncers are armed with M16s.

Accompanied by his cowboy sidekick Buffalo Bill, the gorgeous stripper Sheila, and the mountain man Ted, Mortimer journeys to the lost city of Atlanta — and a showdown that might determine the fate of humanity.

Byrnes’feature film debut, THE LOVED ONES, won the Midnight Madness Audience Award at the Toronto Film Festival and generated quite a buzz in the film world. Prior to THE LOVED ONES, he directed a number of shorts and has been compared to a young Sam Rami. That is a hell of a compliment. Check out this interview with Twitch.com.

I have always enjoyed Victor’s work, but GO-GO GIRLS rocked mightily and was one of my favorite books of 2008. It kicks ass and is a lot of fun. If you have not picked it up, do yourself a favor and get a copy right now!