Deadlines: News roundup 1/26/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On January - 26 - 2010

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It looks like Dead Rising, one of my favorite zombie games of all time (review here), is set to become a  live-action movie directed and co-written by Keiji Inafune, the same man behind the original game. See the unsubtitled Japanese trailer, embedded after the break. (Kotaku)

Speaking of the franchise, new info on Dead Rising 2 confirms you will be able to combine things via duct tape to make new things. So, kayak paddle + chainsaws + duct tape = paddlesaw! (Kotaku)

Learn more about the faux documentary Portrait of a Zombie, about an Irish family coming to grips with the zombification of their son, in this interview with director Bing Bailey. Also, Bing is an awesome name. (Reel Loop)

Kids need zombies, too, so buy your little one a zombie coloring book. (A World on Fire)

Amongst this week’s DVD releases is the Canadian weirdo zombie flick Pontypool. I’ll be picking it up asap. (Quiet Earth)

The iPhone version of Plants vs. Zombies has been pushed back (again) until mid-February. (Kotaku)

The Moline, Illinois library is having a meeting of the zombie survival club Saturday, February 13, in case you’re in town and need to learn some tricks. (Quad-Cities Online)

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