Deadlines: News roundup 02/04/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On February - 4 - 2011

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A daily roundup of all the undead news that shambles into view… News post by Johnathon Brock and Cory Casciato. Got news tips? E-mail them to cory.casciato[AT]gmail.com. Bookmark the home page or add the RSS feed to your reader for your daily dose of walking dead.

I’d like to take a minute to discuss two things. First, today is the birthday of one mister George A. Romero, the original king of the undead. Let’s hope he continues to bring us amazing films even after he’s died and inevitably returned from the dead.

Second, speaking of birthdays, it’s the 3rd BIRTHDAY for the Inevitable Zombie Apocalypse. Three years ago today Cory Casciato decided to give us the best bits of zombie news, reviews, and editorials that we desperately wanted. I’ve been lucky to be a part of this endeavor over the last few months and I hope I can still be a part of it for years to come. Thanks Cory, you’re pretty awesome…. Also, “BRAINS…..!”

Alright, enough sappy stuff… Onto the news!

We can now relive our childhood memories of giant babies and chainsaw wielding maniacs because Zombies Ate My Neighbors is heading to the big screen. This is quite possibly the first video game to movie treatment I’m excited for.  (First Showing)

Thomas Newman gives a lengthy interview about his latest indie film Bong of the Dead. (BC Local News)

Crash, Hawthorne, and The Shield writer Glenn Mazzara has just joined the writing staff for The Walking Dead. I feel the property is in safe hands. (Deadline)

1408 scribe Matthew Greenberg is penning the script for the remake of Pet Cemetery. As long as it’s got undead kids, I’m in. (LA Times)

Aaaaannnd it’s dead again… Christopher Smith has already turned down the chance to direct Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. I really hope at this point Natalie Portman can just get her money back. (Buy Zombie)

It’s a blast from the past because after the break we’ve got the 15 minute zombie short film Drag by director Mark Pavia. (Dread Central)

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