Deadlines: News roundup 06/29/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On June - 29 - 2011ADD COMMENTS

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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.

If you were driving in Canada this past week you may have noticed a few road signs that both warned you about the zombie apocalypse and reminded you of one of the most important rules of all. (CBC News)

The Boston Playwrights’ Theatre’s New Exhibition Room is having a fundraiser and they’re holding zombie survival classes to help pay the bills. (The Phoenix)

High School of the Dead, the semi-popular anime based on the comic book series, will be airing on the Xfinity (Comcast) on demand service for about a dollar an episode the entire month of July. (Anime News Network)

Cinesite, the special effects team that did wonders for Battle: LA and X-Men: First Class has been signed on to tackle the awesome graphics of World War Z. (Daily Blam)

Haley Joel Osment, the creepy kid from The Sixth Sense and creepier teenager from his DUI photo will play the even creepier Doctor Frankenstein in Wake the Dead, a retelling of the classic story. (Dread Central)

According to a recent report actress Emma Stone was offered the lead role in Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, but did not accept. This is only confirmed by one source at this time, but it’s another huge blow to an already troubled production. I hope Natalie Portman can get a refund. (Deadline)

Deadlines: News roundup 06/27/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On June - 27 - 2011ADD COMMENTS

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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.

McFarlane toys recently unveiled the first series of their Walking Dead toy line based on the tv show rather than the comic book. I’ve got to say so far I’m liking them more than the comic book line released earlier this year. (Bloody Disgusting)

In local news (if you live in Scotland) the Dundee city council said, after prodding by a local resident, that unlike other cities recently mentioned in the news, if the threat of a zombie or vampire attack becomes a possible circumstance, the city would draft official plans to combat the problem. (STV.tv News)

While it’s mainly an interview about his latest masterpiece Super Dinosaur, Robert Kirkman also talks about The Walking Dead and how his children play into that story in this interview. (Wired)

We might have a long wait, but at least it’s official that Ryan Reynolds and Jeff Bridges will be bringing us R.I.P.D. (based on the comic book series) in 2013. (Dread Central)

It looks like Greene’s farm is finally fully stocked as it was announced earlier that actors (with good science fiction backgrounds) have been cast to play Hershel Greene and his daughter Maggie (who will be a love interest for our favorite little courier Glenn) on season two of The Walking Dead. (Dread Central)

After the break, check out the first five minutes of the latest zombie flick Dead Genesis, which looks pretty good, with a dark sadness that we fell in love with during the Dead Island trailer. (Bloody Disgusting)

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Deadlines: News roundup 06/24/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On June - 24 - 2011ADD COMMENTS

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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.

If you’re into heavy metal (I’m not, but to each their own) then you’ll be happy to know that Orchid’s Curse is preparing to release their new “Frankenstein meets a zombie apocalypse” themed music video this weekend. (Halifax News Net)

Bollywood is tackling the tough subject matter of the “zom-com” and we can expect the first entry, Go Goa Gone, hopefully later this year. It’s got a bunch of people I’ve never heard of, but apparently they’re HUGE in India. (Bollywood Hungama)

Uncle Sam wants YOU! (To be an extra) in the upcoming epic film that is World War Z. Any currently enlisted U.S. military personnel stationed in the UK or Europe should apply. (Stars and Stripes)

The Saturn Award results are in, and The Walking Dead won the award for best television presentation. (Dread Central)

Speaking of The Walking Dead, Frank Darabont dropped some more information on the world yesterday and revealed that Michonne will be in season three and that Stephen King will be a writer on season two, possibly with son Joe Hill. (FEARnet)

 

Deadlines: News roundup 06/23/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On June - 23 - 2011ADD COMMENTS

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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.

Yet another real world mock zombie attack to demonstrate the local government unwillingness to prepare for the zombie apocalypse, this time by Wellington New Zealand natives, recently occurred and the group responsible has drafted the Zombie Apocalypse Plan (ZAP) to try and solve the problem….that they made up and caused. (Stuff.co.nz)

Two clever young British filmmakers have recently wrapped production on ZomCo: Waste Management And Body Disposal, about the clean up crew that helps to keep the streets tidy during and after a zombie apocalypse. (Manchester Evening News)

FINALLY, some real updates on Pride and Prejudice and Zombies! It looks like recently popular hottie Emma Stone will play the lead role of Elizabeth Bennet in this Natalie Portman produced epic retelling of a classic story. (Screen Junkies)

These posters released by AMC will make any Emmy voting member definitely cast their ballot to The Walking Dead’s Michael Rooker. Especially if they value their life. (Fangoria)

Speaking of The Walking Dead, Frank Darabont finally sat down and set the record straight regarding the rumors that be fired the entire writing staff between seasons. (Fangoria)

Deadlines: News roundup 06/22/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On June - 22 - 2011ADD COMMENTS

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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.

The Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Summer Adventure Program has really stepped up it’s game this year by offering a zombie science camp for kids to learn just how the undead work, and how to survive their inevitable outbreak. (GoDanRiver.com)

The insane 3D zombie puppet musical Rose is back in pre-production, and the creative team has re-launched the Kickstarter campaign to try and drum up that last little bit of funding needed to finish the project. (Dread Central)

Well the first official new cast member for season two of The Walking Dead has been announced. Pruitt Taylor Vince, who was better known for playing the overweight psychic preacher in Constantine, will be filling the shoes of Otis, the foreman on Hershel’s farm from the comics. (Fangoria)

Speaking of The Walking Dead, check out this awesome behind the scenes video (after the break) of the cast and crew and a lovable Steven Yeun gearing up for another great season. (MTV)

And while we’re dishing out behind the scenes videos here’s the first production clip from the much hyped A Little Bit Zombie. (Dread Central)

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Deadlines: News roundup 06/20/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On June - 20 - 2011ADD COMMENTS

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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.

Philadelphia residents are pretty pissed about losing a fifty million dollar boost to the economy when World War Z took the film overseas to Scotland. (Mother Nature Network)

In other news, the county of Malta (where most of World War Z is being filmed) is super excited to have a fifty million dollar boost to their economy. Funny how that works… (Times of Malta)

Connecticut Light and Power has shut down the electricity powering a local Ramada Inn over unpaid bills and bounced checks. That really sucks for the crew filming the zombie movie Remains, which is now in their own private zombie apocalypse. (The Day)

After the news that the city of Leicester was unprepared for a zombie invasion based off of public inquiry, the public decided to test the city by staging a mock zombie apocalypse. That’s what you call dedication. (Newslite)

The upcoming Annihilation add on for Call of Duty: Black Ops will have another zombie filled, but celebrity cameo defficient map and multiplayer mission. Personally I think this was a last minute addition to capitalize on the previous expansion. (Dread Central)

Robert Kirkman yet again excites the general public with another awesome interview about the upcoming season of The Walking Dead. Will the famed comic book creator wear the latex of the undead? I hope so, but he’s reluctant. (Buy Zombie)

The Inevitable Zombie Podcast episode 007 has arrived!

Posted by Johnathon Brock On June - 17 - 20113 COMMENTS


 

Greetings, undead masses! Johnathon reporting in to unveil the latest episode of the Inevitable Zombie Podcast

Now there are several different ways to get the Inevitable Zombie Podcast.

Episode 007 – Zombie Movie Marathon Month: Part 2

Hosts – Cory Casciato and Johnathon Brock

Run Time: 1 Hour 5 Minutes 42 Seconds

Show Notes

Week 2(and a half-ish) of Zombie Movie Marathon Month is complete, and we’re starting to feel the pull of the undead in our daily lives.

So come listen in to our reviews on the movies we’ve watched so far, and make sure to weigh in with any questions or comments for next weeks show.

One final note… This podcast isn’t too graphic, but it is labeled Not Safe For Work. We drop the f-bomb on more than one occasion and talk about some of the more graphic images of shows like The Walking Dead, as well as numerous other grotesque scenes from all forms of zombie media. Just a heads up for those of you listening at your work cubes—wear headphones.

Alright, that’s it, go listen to it and let us know what you think in the comments. Tell us what you’d like to see from us on future shows, make fun of my impressions, or ask some questions for next week’s show.

~Johnathon

 

Deadlines: News roundup 06/16/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On June - 16 - 2011ADD COMMENTS

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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.

ParaNorman, the animated zombie movie from the team that brought us Coraline, just added a few more heavy hitters, as well as an award winning composer, to it’s cast. (Bleeding Cool)

Brad Pitt takes zombies very, very seriously. While filming World War Z, he’s put the wife and kids up in an 18th century fortress just in case a few of those zombie extras turn out to be the real deal. Okay, so maybe it’s just because he’s a rich bastard, but it’s still cool. (Showbiz Spy)

Henry Cho, the lead creator behind the upcoming multiplayer iOS game Zombiehood, answers a few questions about what may end up being a pretty cool game if they get the iPhone’s location services involved. (Australian Gamer)

After the break, check out the trailer for Safe Zone, a game which combines two of my favorite things: the zombie apocalypse and The Oregon Trail. Follow the link in the article to check out the game’s kickstarter campaign if you want to donate a few bucks to the development. (Voodoo Extreme – IGN)

Jason Ozubko dropped us a line this week to let us know that his game Zombie Wasteland Goners is currently in production and they’re looking to drum up some excitement. Goners is an online zombie board game that looks to incorporate all of the aspects of the classic Mafia (the community game where the other players are secretly playing against you, but you don’t know who they are or what their goals may be) style game play with classic zombie survival action. Head over to the site to learn more about it.

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Deadlines: News roundup 06/14/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On June - 14 - 20112 COMMENTS

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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.

World War Z was in the news a fair amount today, and it looks like two more Hollywood heavy hitters are joining the cast. (The A.V. Club)

Also, it seems that (according to Fox News) Philly isn’t too pleased with Brad Pitt taking World War Z to Scotland instead of filming on location. (Fox News)

Well the list of theaters who will be showing a last minute surprise screening of Quarantine 2 has been released and we’re nowhere near any of them. DAMMIT! (Dread Central)

Deadlines: News roundup 06/13/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On June - 13 - 2011ADD COMMENTS

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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.

World War Z has added yet another cast member to it’s roster, and this time it’s The Pacific star James  Badge Dale. (Cinema Blend)

Speaking of World War Z, the cat’s out of the bag! The movie has started filming in Glasgow, Scotland and the locals are very, very excited for what this may do to the economy, as it’s one of the biggest productions to take place in the area. (UK Daily Record)

While we don’t have any cool trailers or screen shots to show you, we do have the full details of Telltale Games’ latest project that we’re really excited about, and that project is the Walking Dead video game. (The Walking Dead Podcast)

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