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Alright, let’s start off the day with a HUGE pile of Dead Island news, which has taken the world by storm after that amazing trailer.
- There was an announcement that based on the success of the Dead Island trailer, a film was going to be greenlit as Union Entertainment had bought the film rights last year. (First Showing)
- Deep Silver, the publisher of Dead Island, released a press statement saying that Union DOES NOT own the film rights and they (Deep Silver) are very interested in licensing said rights due to the sudden increase in fanbase. Union Entertainment CEO Richard Leibowitz has refused to comment on the issue, which leads me to believe this is either the biggest purchasing mistake ever made on a contract or a marketing effort to drum up interest in the movie. (LA Times)
- In an effort to provide a little more information about the game that’s taking the worlds 15 minutes of interest by storm, here are some (very polished) Dead Island gameplay screenshots. (Kotaku)
- As an editorial cap to all of this news, I want to link this great article on game trailers that are essentially short films made to gain attention to a game that has no actual information. (Memeburn)
Speaking of movies, Christopher Smith recently gave an interview on his new film Black Death and stated that he was never actually considered to direct Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, and read the news on the Internet like everyone else. (Entertainment Weekly)
If you thought the Bruce Campbell officiated wedding at ZomBCon last year was awesome, then check out the photo gallery from this Left 4 Dead inspired wedding. (Kotaku)
We’ve got a few makeup testing pictures from the upcoming film Cockneys vs Zombies. (Dread Central)
At last, there’s a teaser trailer for Rose: The 3D Zombie Puppet Musical. All is right with the world. (Fangoria)
This is some really great viral video marketing (after the break) for the UK zombie film Harold’s Going Stiff. (Bloody Disgusting)
Also we’ve got a trailer after the break for an action cop zombie movie called Dead Beat. (Buy Zombie)