Deadlines: News roundup 8/23/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On August - 23 - 2010

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

Some long-overdue news about the next Left 4 Dead/Left 4 Dead 2 expansion “The Sacrifice.” It works with both games, it tells the story of  the previous expansion, “The Passing,” from the original characters perspective and you get to decide which of the original cast doesn’t make it this time. (Kotaku)

George Romero talks about his possible next two “Dead” films and says nothing at all he hasn’t said before. Also, Survival of the Dead hits DVD/Blu-ray this week, along with a bunch of other crappy zombie movies. (Bloody Disgusting)

The Ford Brothers zombies-in-Africa film The Dead is getting its world premiere August 30 in London at Film4 Frightfest. It comes to the US September 24 for Austin’s Fantastic fest. (Bloody Disgusting)

The awesome REC 2 gets a cool viral ad campaign for the UK DVD release. See it embedded below. (Bloody Disgusting)

The charming Plants vs. Zombies is coming to the Nintendo DS in January 2011. (Destructoid)

Have a chat with The Goon graphic novel creator Eric Powell about the upcoming animated feature. (Ain’t It Cool News)

US soldiers in Afghanistan are super, super into zombies apparently. Hello, troops abroad! Come home safe, and not all zombified, okay? (CBS News – World Watch)

A guy comes back from war … different. Like, zombie different, in Sella Turcica, a new film from Toetag, Inc. Trailer embedded below. (FEARnet)

Crazed, speedy zombies, a military that wants to weaponize them and a woman who must fight her own guilt in order to save a little girl and end the whole mess all feature in Hinnon Valley, a new, low-budget  zombie movie coming from filmmaker Rick Greenwood. (Dread Central)

If you like your zombie movies goofy, campy and full of cheesy CGI, then Ninjas vs. Zombies, coming to DVD August 24 (tomorrow!), should be quite a treat for you. The trailer is embedded below. (FEARnet)

American Indians, a possibly alien zombie virus and a decent title are some of the attractions of The Dead Can’t Dance, a  new, indie zombie film. Naturally, there’s a trailer below for you. (Buy Zombie)

The fun micro-budget zombie opus Zombie Apocalypse (read my Zombie Apocalypse review here) is getting a sequel called Zombie Apocalypse: Redemption. New story, new characters, same universe. They’re promising something like Mad Max, with zombies. There’s a teaser trailer embedded below. (Zombie Command)

The “undead Beatles” book Paul is Undead is getting a sequel, in which they come to America for a reunion tour. (Zombie Command)

REC 2 viral ad

Sella Turcica trailer

Ninjas vs. Zombies DVD trailer

The Dead Can’t Dance trailer

Zombie Apocalypse: Redemption teaser trailer

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