Deadlines: News roundup 01/24/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On January - 24 - 2011


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We’ve got an update on the police raid that took place when Australian director Richard Wolstencroft held a private screening of banned Bruce LaBruce film LA Zombie last year. (Sydney Morning Herald)

The Zombie Farm news continues to pour in and we’ve just learned that the film will be available from most cable providers video on demand services February 11 before its official March 8 DVD release date. (28 Days Later Analysis)

After a dry spell and what seems like an eternity in development hell, it looks like the undisputed classic The Evil Dead is still on track for a remake, as the crew is looking at a new script this month. (Dread Central)

There’s a lengthy trailer after the break for Johnny Caronte Zombie Detective, a new comic book series. (Buy Zombie)

4 Responses to “Deadlines: News roundup 01/24/11”

  1. Zombie Shakespeare says:

    The Sydney Morning Herald doesn’t seem to politically correct: “well-known Canadian queer filmmaker Bruce LaBruce”. That sounds pretty disrespectful.
    I love the Evil Dead series, but I don’t consider them zombie movies at all. The victims are clearly possessed by demons. Does the IZA have a firm stance on this?

  2. In all fairness, using that phrase could be a common colloquialism in Sydney. It may not carry the same meaning that it does here. Not sure though, but it does sting in the sense of American press for sure.

    Regarding Evil Dead, while possession is a common occurrence, the Necronomicon itself has the power to raise an army of the dead, and by my definition anything that was once dead and is now returned to a living status qualifies as zombie. That’s just my .02 on the matter. Evil Dead = Zombies in the loosest sense of the word, but it’s got Bruce Campbell, so I’ll allow it.

  3. Zombie Shakespeare says:

    By your definition, Robocop and Jesus Christ could be considered zombies. In general I have a pretty inclusive criteria when it comes to what is or isn’t a zombie, but I really rely mostly on gut instinct. The Evil Dead movies just don’t feel like zombie movies to me. Can’t argue with your Bruce Campbell argument though, so I concede.
    Now I’m off to write the screenplay for Robocop and Jesus vs. the Zombies.

  4. Jesus is totally a zombie… That’s been confirmed for years now. Robocop is a cyborg, he was never actually dead as the brain never ceased to function in the first place. He’s basically a walking prosthesis like the Iron Man suit.

    Also, I would watch your movie…

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