Deadlines: News roundup 3/9/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On March - 9 - 2010


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The American Quarantine was a shot-for-shot remake of the Spanish REC. Despite this, the sequel Quarantine 2 will have nothing to do with REC 2. I believe we’d already heard this, but it seems more official now. Also, Q2 will reportedly be penned by John Pogue (U.S. Marshals, Ghost Ship), will take place in an airport and looks to be headed for a direct-to-DVD release. (Shock Till You Drop)

The sequel to last year’s young-adult, post-apocalyptic zombie tale The Forest of Hands and Teeth (review here) is called The Dead Tossed Waves and it hits stores today. Author Carrie Ryan talks about it, and more, to her hometown paper. (Charlotte Observer)

A new anthology of zombie short stories called The Living Dead 2 is coming out this September, with contributions from Max Brooks, Robert Kirkman and David Wellington, among others. (John Joseph Adams)

If you’re getting hyped about the new zombie-starring cartoon Ugly Americans, debuting on Comedy Central March 17, this PDF guide to its world will probably entertain you. (Comedy Central)

Tired of shooting at Nazi zombies in your video games? Try shooting at some in the real world. (Kotaku)

Some people who are really into MMORPGs compiled a list of six things they’d really like to see in a zombie MMORPG. (MMORPG)

Kill zombies! Irritate the living shit out of your Twitter followers and lose them by the handful! It’s Tweet Defense, a game that utilizes your twitter activity to power your zombie-killing ability. (Kotaku)

If you’re in or near Belleville, Canada (sorry, can’t be more specific, my knowledge of Canadian geography is woefully inadequate), you can dress up as a zombie (or other monster) and march to support cancer research this July 17. (The Intelligencer)

Alternately, if you’re in or near Louisville, Kentucky, you can sign up to get in on the March 25 meetup of future survivors of the zombie apocalypse. (Palmyran Rebels)

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