Deadlines: News roundup 7/14/09

Posted by Cory Casciato On July - 14 - 2009

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A daily roundup of all the undead news that shambles into view… Bookmark the home page or add the feed to your RSS reader for your daily dose of walking dead. Got news tips? E-mail me at cory.casciato[AT]gmail.com.

Comics will get a new zombie heroine in Gwen Dylan, girl zombie detective, when I, Zombie comes out from Vertigo/DC sometime next year. It’s set in a world full of classic horror tropes (vampires, werewolves, etc.), with the inevitable twist. Can’t wait that long for info? There’s a panel at San Diego Comic COn that should give you some more data. (Dread Central)

John Carpenter gets collected, as The Thing, Prince of Darkness, They Live and Village Of The Damned get bundled for the $20 Master of Fear collection. That’s a lot of Carpenter, including the oddball zombie flick Prince of Darkness, for $20! (DVD Active)

Stephen King’s tech-zombie book Cell looks to become a TV miniseries. (Dread Central)

Another zombie comedy is coming in The Gatekeeper, a film about three friends defending their town from a zombie outbreak. Directed by the second-unit director of the Day of the Dead remake, it’s off to a fine start… (Fangoria)

Trade mag Publishers Weekly weighs in on the surge in zombie popularity. My take: finally the world realized that zombies are fucking awesome. How much more of an explanation do you need? (Publishers Weekly)

And finally, you may have noticed posting have been thin on the ground here at the ol’ Inevitable Zombie Apocalypse. If you care why, click that “more” link and read all about it…

While I try to post at least one piece of non-news info a day, in addition to my news post, I can’t really guarantee it. Usually I have plenty of time, but as a freelance writer/photographer/”whatever people will pay me moneys for” guy, sometime I have no time at all. And that’s what happened — I had a huge, all-consuming work project which I wrapped last night. Hence, no posts yesterday, not even my usual news post. Today I was in recovery, which may last another day or two (this project was a real bastard) so just a news post. But soon — SOON — I will be back to my usual, insane posting schedule. Stay tuned!

3 Responses to “Deadlines: News roundup 7/14/09”

  1. Biddie says:

    I loved Cell. I always thought that it should be a movie. I seldom like King’s books when they come to life in the form of a made for tv movie/mini series though.
    I am keeping my fingers crossed on this one!

  2. Cory Casciato says:

    King’s adaptations have a long and glorious history of sucking really hard. For whatever reason, his stuff doesn’t adapt well to the screen. I haven’t read Cell, so I am reserving judgment — I guess we’ll see.

  3. […] there all this talk about Zombies getting popular and yadda-yadda-yadda and it’s funny because I feel like they were ALWAYS POPULAR. I guess now everyone is jumping on the bandwagon with […]

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