Deadlines: News roundup 10/25/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On October - 25 - 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.

Greetings undeadheads! Sorry for the news delay. I was busy attending the GMX con in Nashville, TN this past weekend and my body is still desperately trying to catch up on sleep. Now that it’s closed the gap, I’m here to bring you some GOOD NEWS!

Based off of stellar numbers so far, AMC has already decided to renew The Walking Dead for a third season. WOOOOO! (Hollywood Reporter)

Speaking of The Walking Dead, check out this interview with Sarah Wayne Callies (Lori) and a sneak peek at this weeks upcoming episode. (Dread Central)

If you’re looking for the ultimate iOS app for the zombie apocalypse then look no further than the Zombie Tools app from Guns and Gardens. It’s got GPS plugins for weather, a motion detector, and all kinds of other cool features for just .99 cents. As an iPhone user I’m definitely picking this one up. (App Advice)

Daniel Lee White, a Rhode Island native, talks about his debut feature Cost of the Living: A Zom Rom Com in this interview. (The Day)

Financial insiders estimate that the zombie media machine is responsible for roughly 5 billion dollars of our economy. So are you ready to take the zombie apocalypse seriously yet Wall Street? My shares in shotguns and canned beans aren’t going to inflate themselves… (24/7 Wall Street)

Indie zombie movie in development The Ocean Black now has a kickstarter fund to try and raise some production capital. We showed a clip from it a while back, but I’ve added it again (after the break) if you want to check it out and donate. (Quiet Earth)

The latest behind the scenes video from the apparently talented camera woman Milla Jovovich shows off Leon and Luther, new starts to Resident Evil: Retribution. Check it out after the break. (Dread Central)

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Deadlines: News roundup 10/20/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On October - 20 - 20111 COMMENT

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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.

Sorry for the delay with the news this week kiddies. I’ve been working hard preparing for the Geek Media Expo in Nashville, TN this weekend. If you’re going to be in the area you should definitely check it out and come say hello. I’ll be at the Trouble Ticket/FRUIT! Comic booth with my wife and we’ll be selling art, comic books, sketch cards, and doing commissions.

But enough of that! On with the news!

Our own Cory Casciato recently did an interview with Brian Peck, who played the loveable mohawked punker Scuz in the classic film Return of the Living Dead. They discuss the fan love for the series, conventions, and the recently released documentary More Brains! A Return to the Living Dead. (A.V. Club)

Check out amateur publicist and zombie killer Milla Jovovich filming a pretty epic car crash stunt for Resident Evil: Retribution from her phone and really selling how awesome it is by swearing in German (Kotaku)

You can also check out (after the break) six minutes of footage from Re-Kill, a found footage zombie apocalypse flick that shows a lot of promise. (Dread Central)

Swords of the Dead, a novel that’s supposedly on it’s way to becoming the next big ninja/zombie motion picture of all time, has posted the first three chapters for you to check out and hopefully enjoy. (Buy Zombie)

The CDC is following up their zombie post earlier this year (which apparently really boosted the blog’s net worth) with a free to read online comic called Preparedness 101: Zombie Pandemic. I’m a fan, but let’s hope they’re still focusing on, you know, stopping disease outbreaks… (Comic Book Resources)

It looks like the smash hit Zombieland will be returning to it’s intended origins and will (hopefully) be picked up as a television series next year. I’m looking forward to actually seeing the “zombie kill of the week.” (Ace Showbiz)

Project Zomboid, a pretty slick zombie apocalypse survival game using the Minecraft “start playing in the alpha release” method of fundraising had a major setback this week when the developers studio was broken into and computers containing the most recent version of the game code were stolen. Personally, this sounds like a cover-up for some big government conspiracy. (Shack News)

George A. Romero might want nothing to do with The Walking Dead, but apparently he wants everything to do with The Zombie Autopsies, a science based zombie novel which he’s currently working to bring to the silver screen. (Zombie Research Society)

Zombie in a Penguin Suit is a short film that’s taken the internet by storm this week. It’s pretty awesome, and you can check it out after the break and also read a nice interview with the writer and director Chris Russell. (Fast Company)

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Deadlines: News roundup 10/17/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On October - 17 - 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.

Obviously we’re going to start off the day with the Walking Dead news from the weekend, of which there was a lot. Also the podcast will be returning very soon where we’ll recap the previous episode of the show and discuss other things zombie.

Hornady Manufacturing has just released it’s line of “Zombie Max” ammunition which is guaranteed to be the most effective firearm round for dispatching of the undead horde. (Pete Thomas Outdoors)

Undead Labs has released some new info about their upcoming zombie MMO and it looks like it’s going to be pretty epic. If the rumor mill is true then when you die in the game, you’re dead, for good, until you return as a zombie. (MMO Crunch)

Deadlines: News roundup 10/13/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On October - 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.

Please Stay Calm, a location based iOS zombie active reality game, has made it’s way from Canada to the US and is now available for purchase from the US app store. (San Fransisco Chronicle)

Dr. Steven Schlozman, psychiatrist and associate professor at Harvard Medical School, discussed how to survive a zombie apocalypse in his speech How to Survive (the Inevitable) Zombie Attack (in 8 Simple Steps). (Utah Statesman)

We like to cover the big zombie walks, and the annual Omaha zombie walk in Nebraska this Saturday is one of the biggest, and expecting a turnout of around 3000 so check it out. (Omaha World Herald)

AMY is a pretty awesome and unique take on the zombie apocalypse and it hits the PS3 and Xbox 360 this fall. Check out the trailer after the break. (Buy Zombie)

Also after the break check out the trailer for Dead Season, a good looking zombie movie that’s currently looking for a buyer. (Bloody Disgusting)

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Deadlines: News roundup 10/11/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On October - 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.

I guess the best way to start off the news is with a truckload of Walking Dead updates

A SWAT team in Budapest recently raided the World War Z set to confiscate a cache of REAL, FUNCTIONAL weapons that were brought in under the assumption they were movie props. This is just another hurdle for a movie that is reportedly over budget and past deadline. (Examiner)

An accident on the set of Resident Evil: Retribution has caused injuries to sixteen zombie extras but thankfully no one was killed. (Dread Central)

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Deadlines: News roundup 10/07/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On October - 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.

David Morse has just signed on to play a prisoner (who doesn’t seem to be a character in the book) in the upcoming epic World War Z. Personally I’m stoked, because he’s one of my favorite character actors. (Cinema Blend)

It looks like Resident Evil: Retribution will be using the Las Plagas parasite storyline from the last two games in the upcoming film. Zombies (who are actually infected people who are still very functional) will ride motorcycles and shoot guns. I can live with that. (All About Bikes Magazine)

It’s been confirmed that Yakuza: Dead Souls (originally called Yakuza: Of The End in Japan) will receive a US release in March 2012. It looks like a good game that mixes Grand Theft Auto and zombies. (FEARnet)

Netflix just finalized a deal with AMC to bring The Walking Dead (along with other good shows from AMC and Sundance) to their streaming service and it SHOULD KICK IN THIS WEEKEND! Future seasons will also be available before the new season starts. (The Wrap)

Deadlines: News roundup 10/06/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On October - 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.

After a slight delay, Resident Evil: Revelations is expected to hit the markets February 7. If you’re into the collectibles, Gamestop has a pre-order bonus of a pretty slick looking cover for your 3DS. (FEARnet)

The fully restored and digitally enhanced version of the Lucio Fulci classic film Zombie will be hitting a pretty large group of theaters in the US and Canada October 21 through 22. (Buy Zombie)

While I know that all of you are die hard fans, if you’ve got any friends just getting into The Walking Dead for season two, here’s a nifty field guide to the series first season that explains the backstory. (FEARnet)

It looks like Zack Snyder is working on a new zombie project with the director of the upcoming prequel The Thing. It will be called Army of the Dead and it’s being billed as one of the most vile zombie movies of all time. Looking forward to the news on this one. (io9)

Deadlines: News roundup 10/04/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On October - 4 - 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 to spice up your Halloween then you should check out these zombie themed pumpkin carving templates to terrify small children in your neighborhood. (Dread Central)

It’s just been confirmed that Johann Urb will play Leon Kennedy in the new Resident Evil movie. I have no idea who he is, and I’ve never seen a movie he’s been in, but I guess he looks like Leon Kennedy. (Kotaku)

October 8 is World Zombie Day so make sure to see if there’s any good zombie happenings in your hometown. (Examiner)

For those that live in The Walking Dead country (I.E. Atlanta, Georgia) the Atlanta Zombie Apocalypse is back for year two boasting a 100,000 square foot zombie playground. (Dread Central)

It looks like Blake Lively has passed on playing the lead role in Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. I mean seriously, why did she pass? Her last movie was Green Lantern. I know I was bashing on her getting the offer, but really? REALLY? (Filmonic)

Fed-Ex recently did a pretty awesome commercial about the zombie apocalypse. You can check it out after the break, and also check out the cool behind the scenes video that goes with it. (Dread Central)

I figured they’d release them slowly, but apparently all of the new The Walking Dead webisodes are online and available to view. Check them out after the break. While you’re at it, check out these photos from episode one of the new season as well. (Dread Central)

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Deadlines: News roundup 09/30/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On September - 30 - 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.

You’ve got to check out this 5K zombie obstacle course that may be coming to your city and see if you’ve REALLY got what it takes to survive the zombie apocalypse. It’s time to put your money where your feet are.

After the break, check out the latest trailer for season two of The Walking Dead. The reviews are already coming in for episode one for the new season and they’re saying that it’s going to definitely top the last one. (FEARnet)

There’s some updates and a new video (after the break) for the Left 4 Dead fan film that’s slowly taking the world by storm. I hope they get a kickstarter page and make this movie a reality. (…ology)

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Deadlines: News roundup 09/28/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On September - 28 - 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 Lionsgate has bought the rights to make the official Dead Island movie. It was only a matter of time, and at least a studio with a focus on horror is getting their hands in the kitchen. (Stuff)

DoubleBear productions is looking for some community help to finish their game Dead State. This will be an unpaid to very low paid job, but it might be good for building a resume. Proceed with caution though. (IGN)

The news leaked today that Sega filed a trademark for Yakuza: Dead Souls which is rumored to be the US release of their zombie apocalypse game Yakuza: Of The End. (The Sixth Axis)

Here’s a veritable crap ton of cast photos from the upcoming season of The Walking Dead. You now have desktop backgrounds to last you through the rest of the year. (Buy Zombie)

If you follow Milla Jovovich on twitter, you’ve probably already seen the videos she posted of table reads from Resident Evil: Retribution and a clip of her firing some guns. If not, check them out. (Dread Central)

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