Deadlines: News roundup 4/17/09

Posted by Cory Casciato On April - 17 - 2009


A daily roundup of all the undead news that shambles into view… Got news tips? E-mail me at cory.casciato[AT]

It’s just days until the first batch of DLC hits for the zombie apocalypse trainer/simulator Left 4 Dead. It’s adding a new Survival mode and enabling Versus play on two new maps. If you weren’t already excited enough, go get hyped with this Left 4 Dead developer blog explaining how the new Survival mode works.

Now we know when the weirdo zombie madness of Pontypool and the Norwegian zombie madness of Dead Snow will hit theaters! It’s May 29 for Pontypool and June 12 for Dead Snow (a snowbound zombie flick in the middle of summer? Whatever…). If your city isn’t cool enough to warrant a theatrical showing, despair not, they both come to on-demand on the same day they release theatrically. You can read all about IFC’s plans for the films, or read my review of Dead Snow. I’ll review Pontypool just as soon as I can lay hands on a review copy.

Can’t get enough zombie Christmas? How about some more info and images from Silent Night, Zombie Night?

If you’re a fan of video games and big numbers, you will be thrilled to read that Resident Evil 5 has sold 1.5 million copies.

3 Responses to “Deadlines: News roundup 4/17/09”

  1. Biddie says:

    I thought that Dead Snow was already out in theatres! I started watching it online but it kept stopping and was getting all herky jerky. I will keep my eyes out for it. My brother has recommened it to me, too. It must be good.
    What is Pontypool about? I have herd the name but I have no idea what it’s about…

  2. Cory Casciato says:

    Dead Snow did some festival showings, but no wide release outside of Norway and maybe the U.K. as far as I know. I could be wrong, maybe it did release in Canada. Definitely not in the U.S. though.

    My understanding is Pontypool is a non-traditional zombie movie (to the degree of stretching the definition of zombie) about zombiism spread via language and a guy holed up in a radio station when the apocalypse starts. Got some raves at festivals. Very intriguing.

  3. […] seems just a month ago I was reporting that Resident Evil 5 had sold 1.5 million copies (because it was), but today, Capcom bigwigs say that number is up to five million. Seems fishy, but who knows? In […]

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