Deadlines: News roundup 3/17/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On March - 17 - 2010


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Actor Mark Pellegrino confirms he’s up for a role (presumably Rick) in the Walking Dead TV adaptation. Scroll to the end of the interview, it’s the last question. (

More details emerge for the just-announced Zombie Diaries sequel. The second film (working title Zombie Diaries 2) will focus on the UK’s military response to the outbreak as they face everything from zombies to bandits. And supposedly, the budget is “big.” (Dread Central)

Director Bill Plympton’s animated film Hair High, a tale of high-school revenge that has some zombie action, is coming to DVD. Not impressed yet? Wait until you take a look at the list of voice talent, which includes Eric Gilliland, Sarah Silverman, Dermot Mulroney, Beverly D’Angelo, Keith and David Carradine (RIP David), Tom Noonan, Justin Long and Simpsons creator Matt Groening. (Fangoria)

The UK is getting another deluxe Blu-ray/DVD edition from Arrow. This time it’s Lucio Fulci’s City of the Living Dead and it’s packed with extra features. Oh, and it’s region free if you are into importing stuff. Incidentally, City of the Living Dead has one of my favorite horror-movie scores of all time. I listen to it on a regular basis. (Dread Central)

It’s St. Patrick’s Day. Need an Irish zombie movie for the holiday? Horror Squad wants to tell you about Dead Meat. (Horror Squad)

Learn about the about the “survival comedy” iPhone game Zombie Smash in an interview with Matthias Hoechsmann of German developer Gamedoctors. (Joystiq)

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