Deadlines: News roundup 12/06/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On December - 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.

It looks like Anchor Bay has released the cover art and release details for the African based zombie flick The Dead on DVD and Blu-Ray. Look for it on Feburary 14 and plan a special Valentine’s Day treat. (Horror Year Book)

The popular (if you live in Japan) manga Life is Dead, about a young man infected with the zombie virus who is deemed unemployable due to his condition, is headed to the silver screen (again, if you live in Japan) sometime next year. (Anime News Network)

There’s a bit of buzz about the upcoming zombie drama The Returned which spins a unique picture of the idea of a cure for the zombie disease. The film is currently in pre production so we’ll keep you informed with any news. (Quiet Earth)

There’s a lot of mystery shrouding the new PS3 exclusive The Last Of Us. It seems to be about a zombie or zombie like apocalypse based around a plant virus. There’s no official press release yet but it will debut at the upcoming Video Game Awards show so we’ll let you know something when we know something. (Metro UK)

After the break, check out the teaser for the upcoming zombie webseries The Lynchfield Stops which centers around a delivery truck courier who still has a job to do even though the world is crawling with bloodthirsty zombies. (Bloody Disgusting)

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Deadlines: News roundup 12/02/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On December - 2 - 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.

Square Enix will publish the upcoming action rpg All Zombies Must Die which will be available for the Xbox Live Arcade, PlayStation Network, and good old personal computer in 2012. (The Controller Online)

For everyone that’s been hating this season of The Walking Dead (we know who you are, and we don’t like you) you should know that the season finale finished with almost seven million viewers, and has maintained a six million viewer average throughout the season, blowing away cable drama records. (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

“You got your steampunk in my zombie movie!” is a cry that will be shouted across the globe when Cherie Priest’s novel Boneshaker is brought to the big screen courtesy of Cross Creek Productions. (Film School Rejects)

After the break, check out episode one of the new webseries Resident Evil: First Hour which is a prequel miniseries detailing the events that led up to the Raccoon City incident that took place during Resident Evil. It looks good so far. (FEARnet)

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Deadlines: News roundup 11/29/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On November - 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.

After seeing the tragic mid season finale of The Walking Dead this past Sunday, you’ll want to read this adorable interview with Chandler Riggs about his experiences on the set this season. (Buy Zombie)

The iconic chapel set against the graveyard that set the tone for the classic film Night of the Living Dead is about to be demolished if a former sound engineer on the film fails to raise enough money to have it restored. (The Sacramento Bee)

We don’t usually re-post certain types of articles, but this amazing piece on losing weight and eating healthy based on tips from this season of The Walking Dead was just begging to be shared with all undead fans everywhere. (Shape)

It looks like that sweet knife set that Carl found during episode one of The Walking Dead will now be an official (although limited edition) apocalypse survival kit by the folks over at Gerber Knives. It comes with a hefty price tag, but can you afford not to pay it? (Digital Trends)

Speaking of surviving the long term zombie apocalypse, these new decades lasting light bulbs from Samsung will certainly keep things bright in your darkest hours, provided you’ve got access to a generator or some solar panels I guess. (Engadget)

I didn’t think anything would top last year’s winner of the Zombie Safe House competition open to designers from all over, but this years winner really made me wish that the Vagabond portable zombie safe house was a real thing. If nothing else it would make for some awesome camping trips. (Zombie Safe House)

Deadlines: News roundup 11/18/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On November - 18 - 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.

Executive producer Gale Anne Hurd and special effects wizard Greg Nicotero both discuss this season of The Walking Dead. (FEARnet)

It looks like Plants vs. Zombies is making it’s way to the new Kindle Fire for the low price of three dollars. (Buy Zombie)

Director Jaume Balagueró talks REC 4: Apocalypse, how it will tie into the other three movies, and his disappointment with Quarantine. (Fangoria)

It looks like the latest ruling by a judge in the Jenna Jameson no-show case where she bailed on a screening of Zombie Strippers to attend a private party shows that the theater owner may just have a case against her. The rumor mill is stating that Jameson’s attorneys may advise her to settle. (Chicago Tribune)

We got an e-mail from the team behind Zombie Wasteland Goners and it looks like the game is now available as an alpha build. So go download it and give it a shot. Let us know what you think and we might join you online.

If you’re in Vegas when the zombie apocalypse starts then you’ll be safe provided you’ve got some cash and access to the Zombie Apocalypse Store. (Guardian UK)

Deadlines: News roundup 11/15/11

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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.

Bruce Campbell weighs in on the Evil Dead reboot and even his kind words and producer credit probably won’t be enough to save what’s shaping up to be a terrible movie. (Dread Central)

Newcomer to The Walking Dead universe Norman Reedus talks about his character’s development on the show, and after the break check out a sneak peek at this week’s upcoming episode. (Dread Central)

Speaking of The Walking Dead, check out this nice preview of issue 91 which is due out any day now. NOTE: There are spoilers in said preview if you’re not caught up with the books or don’t want to possibly spoil the television series. (Buy Zombie)

I guess rich people get cool toys, because Brad Pitt became so enamored by a Soviet era tank on the set of World War Z that he bought it, and is having shipped to his swanky Los Angeles mansion. Good for him. (Times of India)

For all you Amazon marketplace users/Kindle owners, you can pick up a copy of The Zombie’s Bride in ebook format for free. It’s free, so check it out! (Buy Zombie)

Milla Jovovich has released another two set videos from Resident Evil: Retribution. It’s cool and all, but by the time the movie comes out I’ll have seen it through her iPhone. (Dread Central)

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Deadlines: News roundup 11/10/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On November - 10 - 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.

Producer Todd Lieberman discusses Warm Bodies in a recent interview and hopefully he explains why they felt the need to rip off the Twilight style movie poster. (SFX)

Don’t have the most up to date gaming console but you feel the need to kill some zombies? Well thanks to cloud technology, you can play a thirty minute demo of Dead Rising 2 on your Java enabled web browser. (Kotaku)

Take a six minute walk with Milla Jovovich around the set of Resident Evil: Retribution by watching her latest video blog entry after the break. (Dread Central)

AND NOW FOR A LOT OF COOL NEWS ABOUT THE WALKING DEAD!

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Deadlines: News roundup 11/08/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On November - 8 - 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.

Steven Yuen, who plays Glenn The Walking Dead, gives a little interview about his character’s evolution on the show. (Global Grind)

Tonight is a good night to be a University of Illinois student because zombie author Max Brooks will be giving a lecture on campus starting at 7:00 PM. (The Daily Illini)

Here’s a nice preview of the ’68 Encore Edition comic book, which is a re-release of the 2006 cult hit. (Fangoria)

A long while ago we talked about the quirky zombie bromance Deadheads. Well it looks like they picked up a distributor so we’ll all have a chance to see the movie very soon. Check out the trailer after the break. (Fangoria)

Also after the break, make sure to check out the trailers for Dorm of the Dead and 2 (yes, that’s really the title, just 2) which both look low budget but very entertaining. (Buy Zombie)

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Deadlines: News roundup 11/03/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On November - 3 - 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.

After the break, check out the latest trailer for Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City and get ready to return to Umbrella circa 1998. (FEARnet)

You should also check out Robert Kirkman talking about The Walking Dead on The View and in an MTV interview after the break as well. Note: The clip from The View is actually the entire episode… You’ve been warned. (Shockya)

If there was ever a kickstarter campaign to fund in an effort to save humanity in the zombie apocalypse, it’s the kickstarter campaign to fund the Global Village Construction Set which contains everything you need to rebuild civilization without turning over power to those that hoarded books before the attacks. (Earth Techling)

Popular zombie manga Rain For the Dead is headed to the big screen. It’s actually a cool premise. In a world overrun with the dead, the only safe time to be outside is during a rainstorm, when your human scent is masked to those that would prefer to eat you. (Comic Book Movie)

Techland, the development team behind the amazingly popular game Dead Island, has filed a trademark for the name Dead World. I think we all know what that means. (PlayStation Universe)

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Deadlines: News roundup 11/01/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On November - 1 - 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.

After the break, check out the teaser trailer for the claymation epic ParaNorman which is brought to us by the very talented team behind Coraline. (Fused Film)

We’ve also got the trailer for the Uwe Boll produced flick Zombie Massacre after the break. He’s not directing this one, so it will be interesting to see how it’s received. (Worst Previews)

Bar owner and indie film maker Bryan Goff hope to be finished with his zombie movie Bloody Border sometime in January. I’m assuming the 2:00 AM drunk crowd will be used as both zombie and victim extras. (The Republic)

It’s been confirmed that director Craig Gillespie has walked away from Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. The rumor mill is pointing to budget issues and a lack of funding to make a proper film. (Deadline)

After the break, check out the “Sex, Blood, and Rock and Roll” grindhouse style trailer for Lollipop Chainsaw, which I think will be one of the best games of 2012 from what I’ve seen. (Dread Central)

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Deadlines: News roundup 10/27/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On October - 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.

Thomas Smith, the founder of Fighting Owl Films, dropped us a line to let us know that his latest movie The Night Shift, a family friendly supernatural (and zombie filled) adventure now has DVD distribution.

Thomas Newman speaks about his film Bong of the Dead and how due to internet piracy he’s decided to use the web to his advantage by releasing a special edition of the movie online. (Wire Service Canada)

Corey “Lost Boys” Feldman will star as Kalfu, the God of Malevolence in the low budget thriller The Zombie King. No word yet as to whether or not Corey Haim will play a zombie… (This Is Somerset)

The team that brought us that AMAZING Left 4 Dead fan film earlier this year is seeking funding to make a full feature film. As it’s copyrighted material, all funding will go towards the film itself and it will be made free once released. Smart move guys, and good luck! (Buy Zombie)

So the Evil Dead sequel that’s actually a reboot and written by someone who has NO BUSINESS writing horror is going to be about a drug intervention and apparently a kid will just “read the book of the dead” because kids know how to read ancient forgotten text. I hope Bruce Campbell can save this movie. (Bloody Disgusting)

After the break, see The Walking Dead showrunner and special effects wizard Greg Nicotero give us some helpful hints on quality makeup effects this Halloween. (Buy Zombie)

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