Deadlines: News roundup 07/11/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On July - 11 - 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 looking for a good way to spend the next ten to fifteen minutes, here’s the entire set of pictures and video from season two of The Walking Dead that’s currently available. (Examiner)

Speaking of The Walking Dead, after the break check out this amazing fan made teaser trailer for season two. Kirkman and Gale Anne Hurd have actually confirmed this to be fan made, for all of you who doubt it. Let’s hope the creator ends up with a job at AMC. (Dread Central)

Milla Jovovich recently discussed some zombie related nightmares that have come from years of shooting Resident Evil movies. Maybe she’ll weigh in with her thoughts on Cory’s The Zombie Dream article. (Digital Spy)

There’s finally a proper trailer for Cuba’s newest export Juan of the Dead. Check it out after the break. (Slash Film)

So the amazing bonus pre-order content for Dead Island is going to be… a digital pdf of some of the game and concept art… I think it might be time to get off the island. (Kotaku)

In better gaming news, as per Valve’s challenge, within four hours enough users (roughly twenty thousand) beat the latest expansion for Left 4 Dead 2 and Valve is going to release the re-vamped map packs early. (Kotaku)

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Deadlines: News roundup 07/07/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On July - 7 - 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 lucky writer has gotten some hands-on game play time with Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City and they’ve done a great write up about the experience. (Buzz Focus)

A local Glasgow mother is organizing a zombie walk, which should tie in nicely to World War Z and good times will ensue. (Lennox Herald)

Jenna Jameson was a no-show in her court case where she is being sued for bailing on a sponsored party at a theater during a special screening of Zombie Strippers back in March. Maybe she was just at another Perez Hilton bash… I mean she was medically exhausted, right medically exhausted… from all the porn. Hey at least we get to use the “gratuitous nudity” tag. (Woodridge Patch)

After the break, watch Captain Awesome, AKA Robert Kirkman, sit on a motor cycle, try on Rick Grime’s hat, and talk about season two of The Walking Dead. (Buy Zombie)

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Deadlines: News roundup 07/06/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On July - 6 - 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.

Just a quick update from us here at the IZA. We’ve wrapped up Zombie Movie Marathon Month and we’ll be releasing the podcast reviewing the last fifteen or so movies sometime next week. So look out for it and get your mp3 players ready! Now on with the news!

If you live in Coeur D’Alene, Idaho, then you’ve got to check out the Shoot House, an establishment that lets you fire simulated weapons at real zombies for fun and survival practice. (CDA Press)

We’ve got all of the juicy details on the Blu-Ray release of the Lucio Fulci classic film Zombie, which is jam packed with shark fighting extras. (Fangoria)

There’s also some details and a release date (it’s this month!) for REC 2 on DVD. (Dread Central)

Everyone should check out this review of the script for the comic book to film adaptation of R.I.P.D. which I’m already excited about. There are a few minor spoilers, so beware. (io9)

Deadlines: News roundup 07/05/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On July - 5 - 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.

Actor Jesse Eisenberg dropped some rather disheartening information about the Zombieland sequel during a recent interview. At least the script is being worked on though. (Comic Book Movie)

Some very early set pics featuring a zombie torn World War Z have already surfaced. It’s good to see the production moving along quickly. (Shock Till You Drop)

Michael Bartlett sits down and discusses the Zombie Diaries 2 which hits DVD this month. (Dread Central)

After the break, check out some game play trailers for Dead Block, the zombie defense game that hits Xbox Live Arcade and the Playstation Network this month. (Co-Optimus)

I honestly don’t know if this is meant to be a movie or not, but after the break check out this music video from the Zombeatles titled A Hard Day’s Night of the Living Dead. (Buy Zombie)

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Deadlines: News roundup 07/01/11

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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.

After the break, check out episode five of the webseries Fright Bytes, which tackles the zombie apocalypse head on. (Fangoria)

Also after the break, this amazing lecture about the science of zombies will most definitely keep you entertained. Also be sure to follow the link for some cool graphics and even more good information. (Wired)

For those of you not yet prepared for the zombie apocalypse, a deal a day site has this awesome zombie survival kit, equipped with survival gear, a Twinkie, and your choice of either machete or pistol grip crossbow for about thirty dollars shipped. If you miss it, they usually re-run this every other week. (13deals.com)

Some zombie enthusiasts over in the UK sent us a link to their new zombie shop with all kinds of undead related goods. Check it out!

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Deadlines: News roundup 06/30/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On June - 30 - 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.

Frank Darabont is very, very talkative about this season of The Walking Dead, and seeing as how we’ve got another five months before we get to witness such an awesome television show I’m okay with that. (Daily Blam)

Well after a long run of good luck World War Z eventually had to be cursed as well. It seems that Matthew Fox and Ed Harris, the two most recent additions to the cast, are no longer going to be able to star in the film. (Vulture)

That Dead Island trailer that made the world go insane actually won the Gold Prize for Internet Film at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. Let’s hope the game delivers as much as the trailer did. (Kotaku)

If you’re going to be in my hometown for Halloween, the Nashville (TN) Rescue Mission will be holding a “Zombie Buffet 5K” October 29. (Buy Zombie)

TRAILERS! TRAILERS! TRAILERS!

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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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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)

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